Residence Hall move-in at Illinois State University took place the week of August 19th. With 13 residence halls and almost 7,000 students to move in, campus and the Normal community took great measures to prepare for the onslaught of Redbirds. Streets were closed, traffic was re-routed, and more than 400 campus volunteers (students and staff) pitched in to help.

When the residence halls were originally built, plans and room layouts were designed for students to bring an alarm clock and a transistor radio. Today’s students come bearing 27″ TVs, DVD players, lofts, couches, and much more. Students are provided with cable TV with stations ranging from local affiliates to The Learning Channel to Showtime and HBO. Along with computer labs throughout campus, the residence halls have all upgraded to accommodate students with high speed internet connections in each room.

Would you like to take a peek at how today’s students are living? Check out the virtual room tour Web site created by University Housing Services. (Note: You may be prompted to install QuickTime, a free program. Also, if you can’t get the page, please try back; thousands of alumni will be looking at it the same time as you!) Have fun looking at the rooms and let that lead you down memory lane about move-in days you remember.

Do you have an especially funny or unusual move-in memory? Then take moment to send us your story! We’ll post some of them on the Web for your reading enjoyment and announce it in a future issue of E-lumni News. Send your contribution by replying to this message or send to Julie Goodlick in Alumni Services,