Move-In Day! The Class of 2018 Occupies Windward Commons

(August 15, 2014) — Armstrong State University officially opened its residence halls for the fall 2014 semester on Thursday, Aug. 14 as 420 new freshman flooded campus excited to start strong at Armstrong.

“Move-In Day is always one of the busiest days of the year, and our staff and student volunteers thrive on the burst of new energy that comes to campus,” said Armstrong President Dr. Linda M. Bleicken. “It is just as exciting for us as it is for our new students.”

Armstrong's move-in effort kicked off at 9 a.m. as volunteers began to make their way out into the parking lots with golf carts and dollies to unload cars and provide one swift trip into the freshmen residence hall, Windward Commons.

“For most freshmen, this is the first time that they are venturing out on their own and living by themselves, so it's important for us to welcome them to campus with smiling faces and helpful hands,” said Nick Shrader, director of university housing and residential life. “We strive to provide a positive experience for our students and their families because this is one of the biggest moments of their lives.”

Upper classmen will move into Armstrong's three remaining residence halls on Friday, Aug. 15. Fall 2014 classes officially begin on Monday, Aug. 18.

“The campus is full of life, and we're just ready and excited to start the 2014 school year,” said Shrader.