Preparing for students on campus

Two female community advisers sort apartment keys

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

The residence department is one of many whose staff are putting in extra hours to prepare for the start of fall semester. (Pictured above l-r) Ann Waigand and Madison Mueller, graduate students and community advisers at Frederiksen Court, sort and package about 2,700 keys to the student neighborhood's 640+ apartments. The key packages will be distributed at Lied Recreation Athletic Facility, where all students living in campus housing will be tested for COVID-19 to begin this year's move-in process. Students living on campus this summer will be tested July 31.

With the goal of keeping students, their family members and staff as physically distanced as possible, move-in is by appointment and spread over two weeks, Aug. 3-16. Destination Iowa State for first-time Iowa State students, which began virtually in early July, continues on campus Aug. 13-15.