New students at North Central College were left empty-handed while the move in crew did all the work on move in day.
Nearly 400 first year, transfer, and international students were greeted curbside by North Central’s “Move-In Crew,” and within a few minutes, they were all moved into their new homes. “We had two vehicles full and it took five minutes each so I’d say that’s pretty good,” said first year student, Drew Houser.
Lifting mini-fridges and microwaves was no match for the movers, made up of athletes, faculty, staff, and students who volunteer themselves, carrying on a long-time NCC tradition.
Area Hall Director and Housing Coordinator, Kevin McCarthy, has been helping move residents in for the past six years. “I have to say, it’s pretty unique. Not a lot of schools do this, and to have this many folk’s hands’ on deck and we are making sure that we are moving folks up into their residence halls quickly, efficiently, and safely,” said McCarthy.
The move was just the start of a four-day Welcome Week celebration including a meet-and-greet with President, Hal Wilde, whose retirement is set for December.
So far, new students from 20 different states, and 12 different countries have enrolled, breaking NCC’s overall attendance record.
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