As the mom of a freshman I’m excited and anxious to have a little bit of his time this summer, but I realize he’s grown this past year, and frankly I know this is new territory for us. I had planned to write this blog about the in’s and out’s of moving students out of the dorms, but came across little information on that. In the process I did come across a great article on college students returning home for the summer that I would love to share with other parents.
Just a quick note on moving your college student or students out of the OU dorms, according to the OU Housing Guidebook and confirmed by my student: Students are to be moved out and checked out of the dorm within 24 hours of their last final. Exceptions are made for those graduating and going through Commencement. Commencement is Friday May 13th which also coincides with the end of Finals. Now, I really understand why hotels were at top rates that weekend! Your student can get more information from their R.A. on the move out process. This all sounds pretty simple, and I am hoping his move out goes just as smoothly as move in. If you have moved a student out in the past and have any tips or comments please do share with us first timers! I for one, would appreciate any insight.
The following link is to an article about students moving home for the summer. Though a couple years old, I believe the author’s experience and insight is relevant today. Our students have been making decisions over the past 9 months on their own, and moving home for the summer will be an adjustment for them too. I hope everyone in this situation this summer will have a good experience navigating through this new territory. To access the article please click on the title below: