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How To Be Prepared For Move-In Day.
Whether you are a freshman or a senior, IU’s move-in day is …well… A lot of work. Be prepared for many trips to the car and possibly one or two to the store for the inevitable forgotten or overlooked item (ours was not enough Command hooks). The heat does not help, but a hand truck and Ikea bags do. Drink plenty of water between trips. I will not get into the emotional goodbyes at the end of the day but will say that luckily the next day when I flew home, the lady next to me understood my tears as she was leaving a freshman IU student as well.
Dates for move-ins this fall will be posted on the IU website when available, but as of now the official kick-off to Welcome Week is August 19. Students will need to be present with their school ID to get the key. Then the race begins; a sprint to unload the car as fast as possible due to very short-term parking options. Parking permits on student spots are lifted until Sunday night, but key spots right near dorms are (very) short term. Moving carts are available in the front hall of the individual dorm if you are lucky enough to get a hold of one.
All first-year students are required to attend the Freshman Induction Ceremony which will be held on Wednesday, August 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, this commences the first day of welcome week. It is quite a big celebration for students and their families.
For a list of items your student needs. Lastly, if you haven’t yet booked your hotel for move-in, you should do so now. They book up quickly. (Take a look at our blog on IU hotels for ideas.)
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