A crowded mess. It's a hectic day full of different emotions and new sights and people. Have a plan of attack BEFORE getting there. There are some carts to help you move stuff from the car to the room, but they might just all be gone by the time you get there, so we encourage you to bring one! Do you want to loft your bed? Do you want a couch or chairs? Remember to include some familiar comforts from home, like that great teddy bear you had when you were six! But don't forget, you have a roommate who wants to do all of this too.
Bed, desk, dresser? Find out what is already here . . .
Winter wear and lots of underwear are no-brainers, but what else? Here are lists of items that should be on your definitely bring list.
Bedding, cooking items, furniture, study aids we've thought of everything (well we tried to anyway).
The Department of Residential Life is working with bedloft.com, which is providing rentals of lofting kits, microfridges, futons, and safes. For more information, please visit their website.
Whew! It's a lot of work isn't it? I for one need a break.
Here's a tip for move-in day. Plan your goodbyes to your parents someplace
off campus, like a familiar restaurant chain or at a local park. I know it was a big moment when I said goodbye to my folks the day I moved into my own lodge. It's nice to be away from all the commotion and have the moment to yourselves.