25 Thoughts Of A Residence Hall Director On Move-In Day

Going to college is an exciting step and it can also be an extremely terrifying one. When I first went off to college, I never imagined myself living and working on a college campus 8 years after that, but here I am. These are the thoughts of a tired Residence Hall Director as first-year students move into a college residence hall. This is my life.
Shutterstock / Nagel Photography
Shutterstock / Nagel Photography

1. Why do you have so much stuff? Don’t you realize you have a roommate that has to fit in your room, too?

2. Why do you have like nothing with you?

3. Be nice to your parents. They are probably paying for you to be here and you are being such a rude little jerk.

4. Mean girl.

5. Aw. She is adorable.

6. Aw. He is adorable.

7. No. Just no.

8. Whoa. Soooo much stuff.

9. Things. So many things.

10. Oh. I need to smile…remember to smile.

11. I could fit in that box. I sort of want it.

12. Why are there so many boxes!?

13. Oh my gosh. I feel like I am going to cry. I remember moving into college and being so homesick, even before my parents left. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Don’t cry.

14. Oh my gosh. Can your parents leave already?

15. So hungry.

16. So thirsty.

17. So tired.

18. No. Complete. Thoughts.

19. Remember to smile.

20. My resident assistants have so much pep. Thank goodness, because I am quickly fading.

21. He is so loud. I hope he doesn’t live above me.

22. Gaming systems! Is that a PS4 I see?

23. So tired.

24. It is over! Sorta…

25. Basically, everyone is here! Now the school year begins! The building is full…so many students…OK. New year. New students. I got this. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

A millennial with a Framed Higher Ed degree, not working in Higher Ed.

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