At a distance, students begin moving back


Students move into Friley Hall on Aug. 3. Photos by Christopher Gannon.

Stretching over two weeks a process that usually takes two days, following a schedule that limits crowds and allows for physical distancing, Iowa State students living on-campus began moving in this week. The first stop for more than 9,000 students living in university housing is the Lied Rec Center, where they're tested for coronavirus as part of the check-in.

Help from employees is needed to support the testing and check-in process. Roles range from welcoming and registering students to performing temperature and symptom checks. Faculty, staff and student employees interested in assisting must first get approval from their supervisor before completing the online sign-up form. The form includes more detail about the various roles and what is required for each. 


Incoming freshman Ryan Ingstad of Lakeville, Minn., leads his parents, Shannon and Keith while moving his items into Friley Hall on Aug. 3.