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you know. Actually, it's more like orchestrated chaos, but
chaos nonetheless. It may seem that the entire campus is
moving in all on the same day, but depending on your school it
may only be a portion of the students. All the same, having a game plan
will only help ease the tensions.
Before You Get To School
Before you get to school on your move-in day, read through all
your letters and documents that you may have received from the
college. You may have to check-in somewhere to let the
school know you've arrived. Have those papers handy and
double-check the time.
Arrive on time
The later you get there, the more
disappointed you might be with what you get when you arrive to
your dorm room. You see, there is an unwritten law
regarding proper dorm room etiquette. If you get there
first - you get to pick the best bed, or the best location for
your bed. The next arrival gets the next best spot.
If you have a room with 3 or more roommates, and the room has
bunk beds - that top bunk might actually end up being yours if
You can bring everything you, though most people
wouldn't, just don't over stuff your boxes or crates.
Remember, you may be on the fifth floor with no elevator service
that day. Make sure the boxes you pack don't weigh more
than you can carry up several flights of stairs, and down
several miles of corridors and without the use of an oxygen tank
when you get to your dorm room.
No not your parents. Bring cleaning supplies. Bring
bottle of an all purpose cleaner or anything similar and begin
by wiping down your
desk, dresser, inside the dresser drawers, and just about
anything else that would offend you if you knew what had been
there before you got there.
Planning your move-in day could be as much fun as planning
anything else, with one exception - the more organized you are,
the more time you'll have to savor the moment and enjoy the
activities of the day.