Drizzly weather greeted Wildcat Week volunteers and new students as they made their way to campus for move-in day on Tuesday.
Residence halls opened up to students, parents, Wildcat Week leaders and friends from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to move incoming freshmen and transfer students into their first-year living spaces.
Macy Frost, a freshman biology major from Keller, moved into Bullock Hall, the newest residence facility.
“My move-in experience was very different from what I thought it would be because I wasn’t expecting the move-in crew to get all of my stuff and bring it up to my room for me, but made moving in so much easier,” Frost said. “The move-in crew was such a good idea, and all of them had such a good attitude about helping in the rain. It was amazing.”
Bullock, Sikes, Nelson and Mabee are all first-year dorms offered to incoming freshmen and transfer students. Bullock Hall is the newest and only co-ed dorm offered for freshmen students. The four-story, 72,000-square-foot hall features 128 double rooms, eight single rooms, two apartments, nine study spaces, and a lobby on each floor. Its bigger size meant more work for volunteers on move-in day.
Hannah Holst, a senior psychology major from San Antonio, is a first-year RA for Dillard Hall and helped incoming freshmen and transfer students on move-in day.
“When you are moving in freshmen as an RA, you find yourself reminiscing on what it was like when you were a freshman and you have more responsibility such as checking people in and making sure they get to the correct room,” Holst said. “Move-in day in the rain, in a funny way, made it a bit more special because we were listening to music and keeping our spirits high trying to make sure that the freshman felt welcomed.”
Grace Ornelas, a freshman animal science major from Weatherford, also moved into Bullock Hall.
“I think everyone in the dorms are looking forward to living on their own and away from their parents,” Ornelas said. “We are all definitely looking forward to a great year making many memories and lifelong friends.”