ISU Students Move Back to Campus for the 2007-08 Academic Year


AMES, Iowa—It’s time for Iowa State University students to pack up their belongings and head to campus. The Department of Residence will welcome an estimated 8,500 students to its residence halls and apartments this fall and has been preparing for their arrival throughout the summer.

With an increase of incoming students and a demand for housing on the west side of campus, all of Helser Hall will be open and a full-time hall director is in place.

A new life-safety system was installed in Oak-Elm Hall over the summer. The system includes sprinklers and new alarms. Students on the councils in Willow and Larch picked out new paint, carpet and den furniture for their respective halls.

Along with a fitness center and computer lab, students living in the Wallace community have an ISU Dining c-store located in the commons. Rooms in Wallace are furnished and now include a MicroFridge®.

New students will arrive to campus on Aug. 14 and 15. Returning students will begin their move on Aug. 16.

Three-hundred and twenty students have volunteered to be part of the Move-In Crew. These students will help make the transition smooth for students and parents by carrying boxes, giving directions and answering questions during move in.

Students may also see a few familiar faces during their move. On Aug. 15, Director of Residence, Pete Englin, along with Director of Athletics, Jamie Pollard, and ISU Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Greg McDermott, will be greeting students as they move into their Cyclone homes.