Despite appearances, the Occupy movement has not moved to Morrison Residence Hall.
As early as last Wednesday, four tents popped up around Morrison’s basketball court as students rushed to claim Morrison’s super suites for next year.
And on Monday, more than 20 tents joined as students began to camp out for regular suites in residence halls across campus.
“It’s really chilly and there’s been some rain, but it’s really fun,” said freshman Cassidy Maxwell.
“We’re all singing together and playing guitar and watching that kid put up a tent with sticks,” she said, pointing to a student building a tent in the bushes.
Super suites are different from typical suites: they have three rooms each and also contain a common area. There are 42 super suites at UNC, all of which are located in the top three floors of Morrison.
Students waited in anticipation for 9 a.m. Tuesday, when in-person suite selection began.
Super suite selection was held on a first-come, first-served basis, and normal suite selection was done the same way but seniority was also taken into account, said Rick Bradley, assistant director of housing assignments and communication.
Arriving early, even by days, gave students priority within their academic years, Bradley said.