Temple move-in week: What is the Class of 2022 bringing with them to campus?

Some students go beyond the necessities.

Paul Kurtz
August 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm
A little more than 5,000 freshmen are moving into Temple University — in addition to approximately 2,500 transfer students — with all their worldly possessions this week.

Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long lines formed outside Morgan Hall as parents unloaded their vehicles Wednesday — along with their kids. 

Move-in week has taken over many college campuses throughout the area, and a little more than 5,000 freshmen are moving into Temple University — in addition to approximately 2,500 transfer students — with all their worldly possessions this week.

First-year and transfer students this year represent 46 different countries. So what did they bring with them to transition to the next phase of their educational lives?

A little more than 5,000 freshmen are moving into Temple University — in addition to approximately 2,500 transfer students — with all their worldly possessions this week.
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio

"Pretty standard," said one freshman. "I brought along my $600 textbooks, notebooks, blankets and stuff."

Some students go beyond the necessities.

"We have a fish," said another. After a year with Baby Beta, she said there's no way she was going to part with it. "No, it's staying."

We'll see how the RA feels about that, though it's probably not against the rules to bring this item.

"It's a barber's chair. My son is a barber," said one enthusiastic father. "He taught himself on YouTube. Got himself a barber's chair and he's already set up. He's got a bunch of clients."

And, of course, he's a finance major.

"Gonna start my business up in school this semester," said Chris Jackson — only $15 a cut.