Photo Gallery: Staggered dorm move in slots wrap up over the weekend

Families helped their students move into the dorms during their scheduled times and dates. Staggered time slots were given in order to reduce the size of gatherings. This is one of the many measures K-State has incorporated for the safety of the community. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

Over the weekend, residence hall move-in periods wrapped up as students prepared for a semester in on-campus housing during a pandemic.

Nothing about life in dorms is untouched by the pandemic and campus-wide social distancing protocols. Building capacity is lowered, dining hall operations have turned toward carry-out only options and some buildings are set aside for quarantining students who become exposed to COVID-19.

Thomas Lane, vice president for student life and dean of students, said previously that about 2,700 students are living in the residence halls this semester. That fills about 70 percent of the student housing capacity on-campus.

As for move-in, students scheduled specific time slots to limit gathering inside buildings. Every person on campus was expected to wear a mask. Students who decided to move in early were not charged early move in fees to encourage less congestion in hallways on days that are usually high traffic.