ISU Department of Residence Welcomes Students to Campus for the 2008-09 Academic Year


AMES, Iowa—Family cars packed with students’ belongings will soon make their way to Iowa State University and the Department of Residence will welcome nearly 9,000 students into its residence halls and apartment communities.

New students will arrive on campus Aug. 19 and 20. Returning students will begin their move on Aug. 21.

Several hundred returning students have volunteered to be part of the Move-In Crew. These students will help by carrying boxes, giving directions and answering questions during move in.

Throughout the summer, the Department of Residence has been preparing students’ homes for fall.

Nearly 70,000-square feet of eco-friendly Marmoleum flooring was laid in the student rooms of Friley Hall. Fresh paint and new hallway carpet were also part of the project. Because Friley is such a large residence hall, this project will continue over the next two summers until all of Friley has eco-friendly flooring.

Last spring, students helped choose new color schemes, den furniture and period lounge furniture for Oak-Elm Hall. These projects were completed over the summer along with an updated hall desk, new window coverings and fresh paint in student rooms.

All hallways, dens and student rooms in Helser Hall were painted. New hallway and den carpet and new den furniture were also part of summer projects in Helser.

As students move into their Cyclone homes, they may also be greeted by a few familiar faces. The list includes ISU President Gregory Geoffroy and his wife Kathleen, Athletics Director Jamie Pollard, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Greg McDermott, Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Hill, Dean of Students Dione Somerville, and Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Hoffman.

Classes begin on Aug. 25.