OWLS LEAVE THE NEST

Tears, hugs and lots of goodbyes could only mean one thing… Move in day is one of the busiest times of the year here on Temple University’s campus and a hectic time for Residential Life Director Kevin Williams. Last week Kevin along with the rest of his staff and student volunteers helped acclimate just over 5,000 students to their new homes. Temple University has 11 residence halls ranging from traditional suite style, to spacious apartment style setups.  Outside the sidewalks on Broadstreet were cluttered with mini mountains of student belongings including disco balls, TV’s, posters, refrigerators and lots of clothes. Students and their families pitched in to help speed up the move in process and by the end of the day sweat wasn’t the only thing streaming down the faces of many parents. Tears of joy and tears of sadness streamed down the faces of many parents like Temple mom, Genna Kundrati, who said, “it’s bittersweet, we’ll be teary-eyed and it’ll be quite an adjustment more for me than for her.” Students like Freshmen Fleche Jones felt confident about the transition to college, “If I can manage my time like in high school I’ll be fine.”  The Pittsburgh native is pursuing her dream of becoming a celebrity lawyer and with a smile says she’s got it all figured out.

For related information about Temple Housing check out these previous blog posts:

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