Gallery: Move-in begins

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Gallery: Move-in begins

Gavin Edwards, a sophomore from Heyworth studying animal science, moves his belongings Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, into Warren Hall. Edwards said he is most excited about

Gavin Edwards, a sophomore from Heyworth studying animal science, moves his belongings Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, into Warren Hall. Edwards said he is most excited about "seeing friends again" and "reconnecting." (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

Gavin Edwards, a sophomore from Heyworth studying animal science, moves his belongings Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, into Warren Hall. Edwards said he is most excited about "seeing friends again" and "reconnecting." (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

Gavin Edwards, a sophomore from Heyworth studying animal science, moves his belongings Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, into Warren Hall. Edwards said he is most excited about "seeing friends again" and "reconnecting." (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

By Athena Chrysanthou, Mary Newman, William Cooley

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  • Southern Illinois University Campus Police Officer David R. Sneed directs traffic in the heat Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2017, outside Neely Hall as hundreds of students and their families moved into dorms. 
(William Cooley | @Wcooley1980)

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  • Eight-year-old Townes Epps, of Clarksville, Tennessee entertains himself while waiting for his family Kidd Epps (left), Paisley Epps and Sadie Epps on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, outside Neely Hall. Older brother, Grey Epps (not pictured), is a freshman studying business marketing will be joining the Saluki baseball team this year as a shortstop. (William Cooley | @Wcooley1980)

  • Morgan Wilson, of Carbondale, watches a pile of items belonging to her boyfriend, an incoming freshman studying aviation mechanics on Wednesday August 16, 2017, outside Mae Smith Hall while many students and their families lined up to obtain loading carts. (William Cooley | @Wcooley1980)

  • Sara Williams (left), of Collinsville moves part of a bed frame with Allison McKeever (right) of Crystal Lake on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, while moving into Neely residence hall. (Mary Newman | @marynewmanDE)

  • Abby Kuhn, a freshman from Oconee studying radiological sciences and her mom, Kellie Kuhn, move belongings Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, into Warren Hall. (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

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Editor-in-chief Athena Chrysanthou can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at@Chrysant1Athena

Staff photographer William Cooley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @wcooley1980.

Staff photographer Mary Newman can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at marynewmanDE.