Anyone remember their college move-in experience?

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  1. SCarolinaCy

    SCarolinaCy Active Member

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    I remember Helser- Furman? House (now torn down-replaced by something new) was overbooked, and I was assigned several days to the open basement army barracks style bunk beds.


    My niece said it took her TWO family cars this year to haul everything.
     
  2. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Mine was 5 years ago so yes I remember. Took me about 10 minutes to move in. I was right by the door to Helser.
     
  3. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    I moved into Willow. The elevators were super slow and the place was packed so it took several hours to get everything up to the 8th floor.
     
  4. ISUKing

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    My parents moved me up early since I worked for dining services. One of very few times I have caught my dad crying.
     
  5. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    State fair one day, then move in the next. Didnt take too long to get moved in.

    Did move in crew, seeing how much stuff some college students bring, especially girls, was very eye opening.
     
  6. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    Helser - Woodrow in the house!
     
  7. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    Dads have feelings too. :)
     
  8. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    I was very grateful to be on first floor...I remember that much!

    When we moved our son into his dorm at UNI (Bender) he was on the 10th (of 12) floors. Two small elevators. No one below 4th floor was supposed to be using them. Yeah...that didn't get enforced. Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong day - most of it spent waiting in line at the elevator.
     
  9. IAMAIRBHG

    IAMAIRBHG Well-Known Member

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    Lived in an apt off campus all 4 years at ISU. Moving to Lexington next week. Pops and I are touring Budweiser in STL on the way down. Got an Apt a block from Rupp Arena. Should be a fantastic couple of years!
     
  10. JSmoove

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    Like it was yesterday. August 16th, 2006. Was a Thursday I believe.

    As my location indicates, albeit only in my memories now, I lived in Helser Louden. The move in experience was fairly normal. Luckily I was moving in at the exact same time as my best friend from high school (randomly ended up same floor 3 doors away). Got all the stuff moved in and said goodbye to the rents. During the move in process we noted some pretty attractive girls in Carpenter moving in as well. At the time we had some friends old enough to buy us beer so later that night we invited them down to enjoy our newly acquired heinekens (crazy!). Great story I know, but we thought we were hot **** already with the ins to get beer. Ended up becoming pretty good friends with a lot of the girls in that hall.

    I remember for the next couple weeks waking up and feeling like I was at camp. Also the smells in that building will stick with me for the rest of my life.
     
  11. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    Worst one was freshman year in Larch. As others have stated the elevator situation was horrible. Damn I don't miss that **** hole.
     
  12. mkadl

    mkadl Well-Known Member

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    Will move our son into 1st floor of Maple next Tuesday. Next Wednesday I will have memories.
     
  13. BringBackJohnny

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    Moved into fraternity. Unorganized but amazing. The activities the week before school started were the best.
     
  14. mkcrawford

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    Helser Hall - Brown Floor fall of '92. Dad helped move me in. Went to Litzel Lumber for material to build loft. Sawed and drilled in the parking lot. Got loft built in no time. Dad gave it a final shake and said, "that should be sturdy enough, as long as you don't have more than one up there at a time" :wideeyed:
     
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  15. CornFedIABoy

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    Took the early move in option so I could get in on Thursday. My mother had meetings in Des Moines so she dropped me and my stuff off on the curb at 7:00a at Lyon hall. Had to wait for the RA to get up and around before I could start moving in. Once in, though, I was thankful for the early start, helping the young ladies carry their stuff is a nifty way to get acquainted...
     
  16. clones26

    clones26 Well-Known Member

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    7th floor Larch guy/girl floor, I moved in early when all the sorority girls did since my dad was going to be in Texas on business the normal week and I had to be up there early for hockey practice. Best.week.ever...oh wait the move in part right? Took about 45 minutes due to the elevator and then my parents left a case of beer with me and took off
     
  17. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    Haha I remember it sucking. Larch, fall of '89. A lot of us were socializing getting to know our new floor mates. We walk by one room and a dude is pages into a text book. We said, hey were all heading down for dinner, come along. His response was, not now, trying to get a couple chapters ahead in every class.

    i will never forget that moment of shock I had right there.
     
  18. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    Sadly I do remember my move in experience....which means I didn't drink enough
     
  19. isuska

    isuska Well-Known Member

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    Dad complained, mom cried, your mom gave us popcorn. Throwing up popcorn is terrible
     
  20. Tri4Cy

    Tri4Cy Active Member

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    Same!
     

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