Move-In Just One Week Away

Ames, IOWA – Students and parents are discussing how they’re going to get all of their clothes and room décor in the SUV. Faculty and staff are preparing to meet and greet thousands of new and returning students. And, the Iowa State University Department of Residence is gearing up for another eventful move-in.

“We’re excited for the upcoming school year,” said Department of Residence Director Pete Englin. “We’ll have about 600 more students living on campus as compared to last year, which is a great compliment to the university and to our department.”

Students will begin moving into their campus homes this weekend, a process that will continue all the way up until the start of classes. The majority of students will be moving in Tuesday, Aug. 16, and Wednesday, Aug. 17. Before making the trip to Ames, soon-to-be campus residents and their families can review the Department of Residence’s website, particularly move-in information, so they know what to expect during their move-in experience.

With a significant amount of students returning to the residence halls and ISU apartments and a large freshman class, the Department of Residence has been working hard to get facilities ready for residents.

“Due to the large number of students living on campus, we’ve had to make some changes this year,” said Englin. “Data and experience tell us students are more successful at ISU when they live in university housing or join a Greek chapter. We want to make sure every student has that opportunity. That is our philosophy and the framework for all of our decisions.”

Wilson Hall, recently devoted to upperclassmen housing, will be home to over 500 freshmen this fall. The move marks a return to tradition for the ISU campus. Additionally, some dens will be used to house campus residents. Students residing in the dens will be placed in permanent rooms as they become available, freeing up the dens for student use.

The Department of Residence has spent this summer communicating with students and is thrilled to be just days away from their arrival.

“It’s going to be fun,” said Englin. “We have a lot of residents to meet over the next couple of weeks, but our staff is excited to welcome the students to their new Cyclone home.”