Move-in wouldn’t be move-in without the teary goodbyes and crowded elevator rides. Luckily for UNC students, the Haulin' Heels are there to help them set up in their new dorms.
The Haulin’ Heels initiative premiered this year, giving students the ability to move in early and work for a volunteer workforce that helped families move into dorms.
Carolina Housing and Residential Education Director Allan Blattner was holding the front doors to Morrison Hall all afternoon to help families move their belongings up into the 10-story building. With his new program of student helpers, Blattner said this was one of the most successful move-ins yet.
“It’s designed really to provide much-needed help for families and students on move-in day,” Blattner said. “Historically we’ve invited upperclassmen to participate, but this year we’re targeting first-year students. We had about 500 people sign up, about half of them first-years.”
He said UNC Housing decided to launch the new program as a way to help get new students excited about move-in and to focus on getting first-years acquainted with the campus community before classes start.