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Move-in weekend kicks off at Eastern

David Thomas (left), a junior physical education major, Adam Swanson (middle), a freshman criminal justice major and Nathan Jones (right), a sophomore computer science major, are settled in and playing video games after moving in on Thursday.

Corryn Brock, News Editor

August 18, 2019

Move-in Day 2019 was filled with excitement, anxiousness and sadness for some families. Stephanie Olysav said moving her first child had been physically easy but emotionally difficult. “I’ve already had two ugly cries this morning,” Olysav said. “I’m hoping to not have any more before...

Move-In Day 2018: Learning to say goodbye

Rachel and Lisa Mette, daughter and mother, talk in Rachel’s new, undecorated dorm room in Andrew’s Hall. Rachel was one of many freshman and transfer students who moved into Eastern on Thursday.

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 19, 2018

A box slid off her precarious structure as Rachel Mette dove to make sure nothing got broken in the fall. Rachel Mette, accompanied by her mother, father and brother, walked into her new home for the first time and prepared to say goodbye. She, along with many other freshmen and transfer students...

Video: Students move in to EIU

Video: Students move in to EIU

August 16, 2018

Students and their families unload their belongings Thursday at Eastern's move-in day.

Stay hopeful, confident this year

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

August 15, 2018

As you say goodbye to your parents, and maybe even siblings or significant others, and move in to a new life at Eastern, remember one thing: stay strong. I am sure a lot of you were ready to leave the nest and be on your own, but shortly you will realize that you will miss home and the comfort of the peo...

Move-In emotional day for students, parents

Yarely Robledo, a new freshman, watches several students unload their cars in front of Andrews Hall Thursday during move-in day while her younger sister Nataly asks her a question. Robledo said she is nervous about starting college but is ready for the new experience. Her father, Filibento Robledo, said she is the first daughter to go to college and even though it is sad to see her go, he said it was time.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2017

Eastern’s campus buzzed with activity Thursday as students were busy moving in and getting settled for the new year. Panther Prowl leaders and Panther Pals helped students unload their luggage and move into their rooms, guiding traffic and answering questions throughout the day. Michaela Viernum,...

Panthers move into their new homes

Carol Wong, a graduate student in dietetics, loads a move-in cart at Pemberton Hall Thursday. Wong, as well as several others, volunteered to help students move.
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Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor

August 21, 2016

Students around Eastern had a busy day Thursday as they moved into their new homes for the year. Panther Pals and resident assistants were on hand to help students and their families move in on their big day. Austin Van Pelt, a sophomore communication studies major, was one of the many Panther...

Video: Move-in day 2015

Video: Move-in day 2015

Tony Komada, Online producer

August 21, 2015

Students began moving into residence halls on August 20, 2015. The day was cooler than usual, peaking in the lower 80s, allowing for students and parents to move in without breaking too much of a sweat. Many families said the move in process was simple and efficient, despite the overwhelming number of...

Student Government to alter First Night kick off traditions

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Students dance in a foam pit Thursday on the campus' south quad.

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor

August 20, 2014

First Night, Eastern’s yearly back-to-school tradition to kick off the new school year, will not include the pre-show, which was part of the performance in previous years. Student Body President Reggie Thedford said it was removed from the schedule because many people do not come until after the...

UB to host events for students’ first weekend

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Students dance in a foam pit Thursday on the campus' south quad.

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2014

Despite the hustle and bustle of move-in weekend, new and returning students can find time for entertainment and relaxation at events put on by the University Board. Each year, UB holds the new student mixer, Up All Nite and Quakin’ in the Quad to recognize the first weekend that students come back...

Gateway Program Hosts Move-In Event

Ashley Howard, a senior psychology major and member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, helps  students in the Gateway Program move into Taylor Hall on Tuesday.  The Gateway Program is an admissions program for students who do not meet the regular admissions requirements.  Mark Hudson, director of university housing & dining services, said that about 1,000 students will be moved in early once the residence halls officially open.  Hudson also noted changes that returning students can expect, such as new bathrooms in Ford Hall, new water bottle filling stations in Tower Dining in Stevenson Hall and Resident Select, a free service streaming movie service.

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

August 20, 2014

Amid the heat and humidity, members of many organizations set aside their phones and free time to help the students in Eastern’s Gateway Program move into their respective residence halls Tuesday morning. Gateway is a program designed to allow students into Eastern who do not meet the required le...

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