Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Campus News and News
As a caravan of vehicles loaded with the students’ survival “essentials” arrived on Daisy Hill at 7 a.m. Aug. 21, teams of movers and empty carts stood ready to roll, welcoming Jayhawks—including the Class of 2018—back to campus.
Of course, the process began long ago for residence hall staff members. “All the practice and preparation is working out, so we’re getting them in. We’re trying to make sure folks are moving in as rapidly as they want to,” says Oprah Revish, assistant complex director for Ellsworth Hall.
Jim Higgins of Overland Park helped his son, Josh, settle in before the day warmed up. “We left about 6 a.m. All the heat’s moving in, so we’re happy to move in early. It’s going to be hot this afternoon.”
Students will attend community meetings in their residence and scholarship halls tonight, the first night of Hawk Week. Activities include ’Hawk Fest at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in Parking Lot 91 (south of the football practice fields), followed by Traditions Night at 8 p.m. in Memorial Stadium. The Student Alumni Association is among the ’Hawk Fest sponsors.
Two more interesting tidbits about August 21:
KU basketball great Wilt Chamberlain, also known as “Wilt the Stilt” and “The Big Dipper,” was born on Aug. 21, 1936.
And on a more somber note, Aug. 21 marks the anniversary of William Quantrill’s 1863 raid on Lawrence that left 150-200 men and boys dead and much of the town burned to the ground.
See more photos from move-in day in our slideshow below, or click here to view the pictures on Flickr.