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Residence Move-In Day a beehive of activity
Posted: September 4, 2012 9:30 a.m.
New students move into U of R Residence Photo: U of R External Relations
Tinkerbell lamps, funky zebra print chairs, racks of clothes, and pictures of family and loved ones. These were just some of the items being wheeled into the University of Regina residence buildings over the weekend as close to 600 students took part in Residence Move-in Day.
“This is one of my favorite days as the University president because you get to see lots of hopes,” said University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons. “I asked one mom how are you doing? She said I’m sad, and I’m happy and I’m excited and I’m nervous. It’s a great day. It’s a day where you really see the impact of a University on our province.”
Students are coming from across Canada and around the globe to attend the University of Regina. Chad Allan, from Medicine Hat is excited about meeting new friends. “I’m really looking forward to the experience. Living on my own without my parents,” said the 18-year-old.
Ryan Shumiy, from Yorkton, says it doesn’t take long to meet people. “I lived in res last year. A lot of cool people are coming back. I like it because I don’t have to worry about driving.”
Doug Hamilton, from Carnduff was helping his 18-year-old daughter Meagan haul suitcases up to her room. He says she played hockey last year, so he’s used to her being on her own, but added he likes the idea of her living in residence. “I think maybe it’s just a little safer to be on campus, to be within the confines of the University.”