University of Northern Iowa

Moving Services

Facilities Planning & the Physical Plant provides assistance for planning and moving complete offices or individual furniture pieces, files, computers, books and other office items. Moving Services is a division of Transportation in the Physical Plant and is open between 7:30 and 4:00 Monday through Friday.

Relocating an Office

Relocating an office requires significant coordination. Appointing a move coordinator for the relocation is very helpful. The steps below will guide departments through the move process.

  • When new furniture or a design layout is needed, create a service request in FAMIS.
  • Complete Key Request Form.
  • Submit mail delivery changes to the Mail Center or call 3-3230. Include: names, location moving from (i.e. GIL 111), location moving to (i.e. GIL 242) and mail code.
  • Setup phone and data connections by contacting
  • Entire department relocations contact Human Resources Services 273-2422 for department records changes.
  • Individual relocations use "Updating My Personal Information" in My UNIverse to change office address.

Moving Items within Main Campus

  • Call 273-4400 with specifics of the move to establish a work order.
  • Submit a Service Request through FAMIS.

Moving Items from Main Campus to Storage

Complete a Transit/Surplus Form.

Preparing Items for Move

  • Vertical file cabinets can be moved with material inside (if stairs are involved, Transportation Services may require the cabinets be emptied)
  • Horizontal files must be emptied
  • All desk materials must be boxed
  • All book shelf items must be boxed
  • Computer equipment must be disconnected and prepared to move; all items boxed; keyboard and hard drive should be boxed with monitor or all items numbered if boxed separately
  • Tape boxes to prevent papers from falling out
  • Label boxes with new location building name and room number
  • Boxes and packing tape can be obtained from Campus Supply.

Items Transportation Services Does Not Move

  • Plants
  • Delicate personal items
  • Electronic equipment that is leased


Sabin Hall

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments
please contact:

Phone: Fax:
319-273-4400 319-273-5810

Office Location:

Physical Plant Building
UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0189