Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Freshmen move into UIS residence halls to start fall semester

Hundreds of freshmen students are starting a new chapter in their lives at the University of Illinois Springfield this fall. The campus opened its doors on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 as freshmen moved into Lincoln Residence Hall and Founders Hall.

“We’re trying to give people a good productive start to their collegiate career and help their families feel good about dropping off their son or daughter,” said John Ringle, UIS director of housing and residential life.

Move-in day is always full of mixed emotions for both parents and students. For many freshmen they’re moving away from home for the first time and for some parents it can be hard to let go.

“I was pretty nervous this morning when I woke up. These last few days I’ve been kind of jittery about everything, but when I got here everything is going great,” said Dyllan Tiburzi, an incoming freshman student.

Parents praised the UIS move-in process where each student has a scheduled arrival time in an effort to avoid congestion.

“It was awesome. As a mater of fact, within an hour he’s ready to go,” said Susan Tiburzi, Dyllan’s mother.

UIS relies on the help of dozens of student, staff, faculty and community volunteers, who help unload cars, carry in furniture and direct students to their rooms.

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