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Do not forget to pack these items

A dorm room sits in the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall on Oct. 4, 2017.
August 17, 2020

Moving into a dormitory for the first time is the one thing on many freshmen’s list of “stressful yet exciting things to do” in their young lives. When compiling the things you need to bring to school,...

What will Move-In Day look like this year? Dates, times, procedures, more

The University-provided map of State Farm Center for students moving in from Aug. 16-21. Students will pick up their room keys, PPE kits and personal maps to get to their hall.
August 17, 2020

To maximize student safety, University Housing has modified traditional move-in procedures for fall 2020. If you’re one of the thousands of students moving into a residence hall in the next couple...

Safety starts as soon as you step on campus 

August 17, 2020

Moving in is undoubtedly an exciting time, but in the midst of all the chaos, it’s easy to forget about important safety tips. Safety isn’t a “one and done” thing; rather, it’s important to stay...

Take full advantage of living in residence halls

Furniture fills the common area of one of the newer dorms, Wassaja Hall, on August 17, 2016.
August 17, 2020

While living in the dorms will look different this year compared to any other, you should try and take full advantage of being in the residence halls. Living in the dorms will probably be a once-in-a-lifetime...

Pack these items for Move-In Day

Two I-Guides push a cart loaded with a student’s items during move-in on Aug. 22, 2019.
August 17, 2020

As many students plan to move into the University dorms in the coming weeks, it is important to understand what to bring and what not to bring for your dorm experience. Living in a small shared space brings...

You can be civil with your roommate

I-Guides assist a father as they help a student move into their dorm during Fall 2016.
August 17, 2020

For most students moving into a dorm, this is the first time you will have a roommate that is not a part of your family. A good chunk of students will have a random roommate or be will rooming with someone...

COVID-19 changes dining hall experience

Students wait in line to enter the Ikenberry Dining Center on May 5, 2019.
August 17, 2020

COVID-19 will force students to find ways to adapt to changes that keep everyone safe in the campus community. Some of the most significant changes will be made within the dining halls. Dining halls are...

Study in comfort of your own room

Law students study in the Albert E. Jenner Jr. Memorial Law Library on Oct. 9, 2018.
August 17, 2020

I was always advised not to study in my dorm or my bedroom. I was told that my living space and my workspace should be kept separate from each other. I've always kept this at the back of my mind and eventually...

Liven up your personal space for this upcoming semester

August 17, 2020

With the coming semester bringing students a hybrid method of learning, it’s bound to be an exciting, confusing and entirely new experience for all students. Moving into a new dorm or apartment is bound...

Consider these sustainable dorm-life swaps

Students gather in front of the Lester H. Swanlund Administration Building during the Climate Strike protest on Dec. 6, 2019.
August 17, 2020

As August begins to wind down into the beginning of the semester, getting new school supplies is one of the first steps many students take when preparing for the new year. When living in a dorm for the...

You are allowed to stay in on weekend nights

A dorm room located at FAR.
August 17, 2020

Editors note: The photo in a previous version of this article was misrepresentation of the story. The Daily Illini Regrets this error. There’s something about staying in on a weekend night that stresses...

A clean room makes a happy roommate

I-Guides assist multiple families near their cars as they move their children into the dorms on Aug. 22, 2019.
August 17, 2020

Nobody likes a smelly roommate. Nobody likes a smelly anything, really, but while you might have been willing to sacrifice a few social interactions in favor of skipping a shower or two back home, the...

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