DOORS OPEN FOR NEW RESIDENTS
When Carl Roethel pulled
into the parking lot to help his daughter Brenda move into her residence
hall August 26, he was swarmed by orange-clad Trinity students and staff
waiting to welcome his family and unload his vehicle.
"It was great to have as
many people help us as we did," said Roethel, who along with his wife,
Linda, brought another daughter, Kristin '05, to Trinity as a freshman
four years ago. "It made the move quicker and easier, and took away some
of the fear for Brenda. Moving didn't seem so scary then."
Brenda Roethel was one of
more than 250 freshmen and transfer students who officially became Trinity
residents during move-in day. With help from relatives and friends, the
newcomers hauled their clothing, computers, stereos, and televisions to
their rooms in Tibstra, West, South, and Alumni halls. Trinity students
and staff members provided shopping carts to transport boxes and crates
from the parking lots to the residence halls.
The student development office,
which was remodeled last spring, saw a heavy volume of traffic throughout
the afternoon. New students lined up to take pictures for their ID cards
and register their vehicles for campus parking privileges.
Yolanda Brown's trip to Palos
Heights marked her first time dropping off a child at college. As she unpacked
her car, she felt good about her daughter, Vershorn Lacy, moving into the
"I wanted my daughter to
go to a college that will encourage what we believe as Christians," said
Brown, a Chicago resident. "I fell in love with Trinity when I first visited,
and it was my first choice for Vershorn. I was glad when she said that
she didn't want to go anywhere else."
Move-In Day Photo Gallery