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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.

By JJ Kim, Editor-in-Chief

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, be sure to not forget these overlooked items.  Cleaning Supplies Sure, things like paper towel...

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.

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

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 weeks, here’s what you need to know before you pull into Champaign-Urbana. Dates and Times This year, you must s...

Safety starts as soon as you step on campus 

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

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 vigilant and take preemptive measures so you can stay safe in the long run. Here are some easy th...

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.

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Features Editor

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 experience. As much as people complain about close living quarters and shared bathroom spaces, the...

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.

By Brendyn Jones, On-Air Editor

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 the challenge of prioritizing needs while also not overpacking.  Shared Appliances The first and most importan...

You can be civil with your roommate

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

By Gabby Hajduk, Sports Editor

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 they met through a Facebook group, but some will live with a friend from high school, which people...

COVID-19 changes dining hall experience

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

By Carolina Garibay

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 a great way to socialize with friends and break away from the craziness that college can bring. However...

Study in comfort of your own room

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

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor

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 convinced myself that I just couldn’t accomplish anything in my room. I used it as an exc...

Liven up your personal space for this upcoming semester

By Rohit Jammu, Assistant Features Editor

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 to be stressful right off the bat, but with the global pandemic that’s haunted us all since mid-March,...

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.

By Ava Traverso

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 first time, buying essentials for residence hall living is crucial, but it can also be incredibly w...

You are allowed to stay in on weekend nights

A dorm room located at FAR.

By Jillian Little

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 people out. It could be the fear of missing out or the thought that you’re uncool, but it...

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.

By Salem Isaf, Interim Editor-in-Chief

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 stakes are a bit different when you’re sharing a room with a new person. Not only is it your own comfort...

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