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Icy Conditions for Spring Semester Check-In

Michael Yeradi checks into Dimmitt hall with Molly McInnis (right standing), Sarah Yankowski (left sitting), and Kaylee Van Voorst (right sitting).

Michael Yeradi checks into Dimmitt hall with RA Molly McInnis (right standing), Sarah Yankowski (left sitting), and Kaylee Van Voorst (right sitting).

(1.10.17) By Jaclyn Arens–Morningside students have are dealing with icy and cold conditions as they migrate back to campus after a long break.

Most students are excited to come back to school, however. Emily Houlsworth says, “I love coming back because I get to see all my friends again, and starting a new semester is exciting.” But some students, like Joelle Kruger think, “The break was too short.”

Unfortunately, on this either exciting or dreaded day of returning, the travel conditions are precariously icy. Jake Holck says, “The roads south of Sioux City are really icy. I slid around once I got onto Morningside campus.”

Kruger, an RA, said, “I’ve noticed that a lot of transfer students have checked in early. And today (January 10) most of the students checking in are returners, and they’re just grabbing their keys and going. It seems like a lot of people are waiting until later to check in because the roads are bad. I’ve already talked to one person who is going to do that.”

No matter what the conditions, spring semester classes will begin Wednesday, and the residence life staff is ready to welcome new and returning students.

Houlsworth enjoys the process. She said, “Checking in and getting your keys is relatively easy. You just have to say your name to get the keys. It’s not a long process, and the RAs are warm and friendly.”

Validation is another important part of the day before classes begin. It is an extremely important process that normally has strict deadlines. Luckily for students, the business office extended its hours to allow students to validate later because of the bad road conditions.