Campus Life

5 Things to Expect During Your First #RegisMoveIn

Welcome to Regis! The excitement is really buzzing on campus now. Students are slowly trickling in, returning from their various summer vacation spots. Professors can be seen in their offices, huddled over last-minute syllabus changes. The day when all of the excitement seems to bubble over is approaching: Sunday, September 2nd, aka #RegisMoveIn. For more information, please visit: http://www.regiscollege.edu/regismovein.

Are you new to Regis, or moving in for the first time? Don’t stress! Here are five things you can expect to see when you move in to your room.

1. Friendly faces!

Right when you come in to campus, you’ll check in. Right away, head to the residence hall you’ll be living in. There, you’ll find professional Residence Life staff. You’ll also see your Resident Assistants, who are upperclass students that are living in the building to be constant resources for you. Don’t forget these folks! They’re the ones who will assist you with lock-outs, roommate issues, boredom, and beyond.

2. Lots of lifting.

Let’s be honest, moving in can be rough. No matter who you are, you’ll probably find yourself surprised with how much stuff you’ll cram into your room. And yep, you’ll have to carry that all the way to your room. However, it’s not a lost cause! ResLife and maintenance will be providing moving bins, so the process becomes significantly less stressful. You got this!

3. Meeting your roommate.

Nowadays, thanks to Facebook and other forms of social media, many incoming students can talk with their roommate ahead of time. However, Move-In Day is an opportunity to finally meet them in person. Your parents will likely want to meet them too! Be sure to have an open and honest conversation with your roommate about living expectations; you’ll be sharing a space for a long time, and being comfortable is incredibly important!

4. Plenty of pictures!

This is the case for many students, but especially if you’re a freshman. Your parents will get excited. They’ll take copious amounts of pictures: of your room, of the building, of you with your roommate – essentially, they’ll take a snapshot of every step you take during the day. Don’t be embarrassed! This is a big deal for your parents and guests; they’ll be heading home without you. Let them take as many pictures as they want – you’ll definitely appreciate them in a few years! And don’t worry about the upperclassmen: we’ve seen it before and have been through the same thing, so there’s no judgement!

5. Stellar support.

The best part of Move-In Day is the support you’ll find. In every residence hall, you can find upperclassmen and student-athletes who volunteer for the day to provide support. They’ll help you carry the heavy things right to your room, and be able to answer any questions you might have about student life. They’re a great resource for the day – and be sure to thank them!

Elaine Kearney

Elaine Kearney

Hello there! I'm Elaine! I'm a double major here at Regis: Psychology and Neuroscience. I also have a minor in English. I am a very active student leader on campus. I'm incredibly passionate about literature and writing, and I am absolutely honored to be sharing that with you guys!