An anchor to the south portion of Illinois State University's campus will be decommissioned next month. "South Campus" was once temporary home to tens of thousands of ISU students over the past 50 years. Memories made in dormitories Atkin, Colby, Hamilton and Whitten Halls will remain now that the last student has rolled their luggage through the revolving doors. University Housing Service's Jamie Wood shares one student's first move-in day experience.
"She and her mother followed all the instructions that the university provided and labeled all of her boxes with her name and her room number. Some friendly person on the floor saw those boxes and helped her carry them all up and she became life long friends and still to this day remains best friends with that woman who helped her move her boxes up."
Wood says many stories are surfacing about people meeting spouses and friends at "South Campus." University housing is hosting an open house on Saturday for those who want one last tour. Feeney Dining Center is serving a final meal to signal the decommissioning.
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