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(Photo Gallery) Incoming freshmen arrive on campus for first day of move-in

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Kiah Petzolt (left) helps her sister, Jadyn Petzolt, move in, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, outside of Tower Hall. Jadyn Petzolt says she did not have any concerns moving into the dorms and is excited to come to Texas State.

Students, families and resident assistants faced the summer heat Aug. 16 as Texas State welcomed its newest Bobcats to campus for the first day of resident hall move-in following the COVID-19 outbreak.
While move-in can be an exciting and nerve-racking time for new students as they transition to college living, multiple safety precautions were enforced to ensure smooth sailing.
To decrease the number of people entering the dormitories and maintain social distancing, only two people were allowed to join the residents as they moved in. 30-minute move-in times were scheduled based on students’ last two digits of their ID numbers, and masks were required at all times.
Denys Ware, a healthcare and administration senior, is entering her fourth semester as a resident assistant. She moved into Chautauqua and Gaillardia Hall about two weeks ago and worked all day to help new residents move in.
Ware says she did not receive many questions from students regarding health and safety. Most people asked about things like parking and dumpster locations. She says she does expect health and safety questions to arise during regularly scheduled floor meetings.
New resident move-in will be from Aug. 16-19 and returning student move-in will be from Aug. 20-21.
 
 

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  • New residents wait in line to pick up their Bobcat cards, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, inside Harris Dining Hall. Multiple card pick-up locations were stationed around Texas State’s campus for the convenience of the new residents.

  • The unloading zone outside of Falls Hall is fully occupied as Texas State residents move into their new dorms, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, on Texas State’s campus.

  • Trash builds up outside of a trash can, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, outside of Falls Hall as a result of the first day of resident hall move-in.

  • Texas State residents, family and friends move their belongings, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, outside of Blanco Hall on the first day of new student move-in.

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  • Residents of Blanco Hall wait in line to speak with the front desk resident assistant, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, on Texas State’s campus.

  • Texas State residents, family and friends move their belongings, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Blanco Hall on the first day of new student move-in.

  • A sign indicating that everyone must wear a mask while moving in sits in a parking lot, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, near Blanco Hall. Residents were only allowed to bring two people with them to limit the number of people entering the dorms.

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  • A sign posted alerting people of designated unloading zones sits outside of San Jacinto Hall, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, on Texas State’s campus. Residents moving in were only allotted 30 minutes to park and unload near the resident halls before having to move their vehicles.

  • Texas State students, family and friends move in, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at The College Inn as Texas State kicks off the first day of new student move-in.

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  • Texas State healthcare and administration senior Denys Ware directs a woman to the nearby dumpster, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Chautauqua and Gaillardia Hall. Ware is entering her fourth semester as a resident assistant and says she did not receive many questions regarding health and safety concerns from students and family moving in.

  • A man pushes a cart full of beverages, Sunday, August 16, 2020, outside of the Student Health Center. Residents moving into Chautauqua and Gaillardia Hall were allowed to park at the Student Health Center for a 30-minute unloading period.

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  • Texas State residents, family and friends unload cars and dollies, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, outside of Jackson Hall.

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