From hotel room to student residence

Woman moves desk into student residence

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Jennifer Finnestad, who works in the residence department's purchasing unit, slides new furniture into place on the sixth floor of the Memorial Union earlier this week. The former Hotel Memorial Union closed on July 1. Beginning next month, the top three floors of the iconic building will house 70+ students with campus housing contracts. MU residents may move in as early as Aug. 13, in order to minimize congestion around the building during Destination Iowa State back-to-school events Aug. 18-20.