Overheard during new student move-in

New student move-in at Oak Hall.

A team of move-in crew volunteers make short work of helping a new student unload a trailer outside Oak Hall. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during new student move-in? Here's what we heard as families and friends helped students settle into their new Cyclone homes. Perhaps the best way to sum it up is in the words of a move-in crew member, "We're glad you're here."


"Somebody smarter than us will figure it out."

"Set that down and let's see what the heck is going on."

"TV and food. That's all he's coming to school with."

"Oh, look! There's directions!"

"Wait a minute, it's right here. Phew! That would have been a bummer."

"Can you make it one night without them? We can deliver them tomorrow."

"We're jumping ship. We're from Iowa City."


"If that gets me in my room faster, I don't care."

"What do I do now?"

"Did your mom and dad cry on the way over?"