Dear USF Housing,
I've been in college for two years now, and in those two years, I've lived in four different dorms. Each move seems to be harder than the last.
I love my school, don't get me wrong, but they seem to be underprepared when it comes to the dorm situation.
They have a few dollies in each building to help people move in and out, but nowhere near enough to make moving in and out comfortable. I had to buy my own dolly just so I wouldn't have to worry about it.
The RAs expect you out of the dorm at a certain time, which is completely reasonable. However, what isn't reasonable is that everyone is trying to move out at the same time, the elevators are backed up because everyone has heavy stuff to move, and parents are getting parking tickets because they don't have a parking pass.
Now come on. We have resident parking lots for a reason, but during move in/out, the "parking patrol" shouldn't even worry about it. What if the kid doesn't have a car and the only car they can use to pack stuff up in is their parents?
Moving out is a nightmare, but moving in can be even worse.
I moved into the newest dorm on campus for the summer term, and there was absolutely no easy way of moving my stuff from the car to my room. On top of that, I live on the sixth floor, and there are only two elevators in the building. Can you imagine how rough that one was?
See also: To My Residents, From Your RA
We have Bull Haul, which I've participated in both years of college, but that's only for fall. What about the people that move in during spring? What about summer term?
I know that some of this cannot be prevented, but there are certainly ways to make it easier for students to move in and out of their dorms.
Make the move on us kids easier. (Yes, we're kids. We don't know how to "adult" yet.)
A concerned USF student