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Old 08-14-2019, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default TAMU Move-In Day on Sunday the 18th

We are moving our son into Mosher Hall. We have received all the communications about parking, where my son picks up his Check-In packet, what not to bring, etc..
We are bringing our own hand cart.

Questions for the parents who have survived this in the past, what should we expect when we arrive at 8am?
Will the line at the Check-In Location be 2 miles long?
Should we arrive before 8am to get in line at the Check-In Location?

Seems that the physical move in of my son's stuff should be simple enough. Just navigate the sidewalks and hallways with thousands of other parents.

Any nuggets of advice?
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:36 PM   #2
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It's not bad.

Wear sun glasses

Move in is a little crazy but thins out. Just navigate like you say.


It may be a different trip but if it's also NSO
Follow signs on where to park just remember huge signs that say "New Student Orientation Parking" and directing you around 10 empty parking lots to park in just one does NOT mean it's free. You have to buy a parking permit for the day. I saw every other car getting a ticket LOL I just got lucky we went out at the right time.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:37 PM   #3
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What's his major? That hall sounds familiar.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:42 PM   #4
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Engineering
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:47 PM   #5
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My son will be back on the 19th. He may have stayed in that hall also. If so it's a little bit of a walk but if you can snag a parking spot and have a cart it won't be bad.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up on the parking pass.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:00 PM   #7
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A great experience and congrats to your son. I have two returning to TAMU. A senior & a sophomore. Your son will get acclimated fast and will enjoy it. Trust me.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:16 PM   #8
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If so it's a little bit of a walk but if you can snag a parking spot and have a cart it won't be bad.
I know that when we moved my daughter in 2 years ago (different dorm), the campus Barney Fife's weren't too gracious with parents parking in 'non-designated' parking spots.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:32 PM   #9
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My eldest spent his first year in that dorm and my second son spent a year a few doors down in Krueger. It is crazy crowded but manageable. I was most impressed by the many church groups that help out. We just pulled up to the front of the building (temporary unloading zone), threw all their stuff on the grass and then I went and parked. These groups grabbed everything in one load and hauled it up to their rooms. It was really awesome!

My eldest had since graduated and we just moved my 2nd back to ATM two weeks ago to begin grad school. It was nice to avoid the crowds.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:55 PM   #10
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Welcome to Aggieland. It will be hot, But everyone will be helpful an friendly. Congrats to you son an Gig Em!
My son gets his ring next month. Whoop!
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:00 PM   #11
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I’ve got two there right now. A senior and junior. Move in seemed to go well as long as you’re patient. Lots of folks helping you get your kids goods to their room and very helpful staff. It’s still hard to say goodbye to them but empty nesting has been good so far.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:04 PM   #12
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I lived in mosher freshman year. Line down the street will be long. Best bet is to drop everything off close as possible on Bizzell street and go park. Drag everything up the hill on the east side to go to first floor or above. South side is basement at ground level. The entrance to the commons on the north side or the road on the south side are traffic nightmares. Good luck
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:12 PM   #13
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We move my daughter in that day as well. She's going to be living off campus though. As an Aggie, I'm pretty excited for her!

Good luck
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:26 PM   #14
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We did that on the 1st. It wasn’t bad. I did have to go to Specs for beer. To many mommas in the house.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:01 PM   #15
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Moving out son in on sat 1 block from the chicken st the domain at Northgate. He is excited, I am not. But it is the circle of life. Good luck with your son.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:14 PM   #16
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Moving out son in on sat 1 block from the chicken st the domain at Northgate. He is excited, I am not. But it is the circle of life. Good luck with your son.


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Old 08-14-2019, 08:29 PM   #17
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I'll be there on Saturday moving in my daughter.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:45 PM   #18
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He is excited. I'm excited for him too. The Zachary Engineering building is pretty awesome.
With so many of us being there we could have a mini Bownanza
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:48 PM   #19
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Moving out son in on sat 1 block from the chicken st the domain at Northgate. He is excited, I am not. But it is the circle of life. Good luck with your son.
Walking distance to Northgate is a good thing sir.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:18 AM   #20
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If I could go back to those simpler times, I'd give just about anything to do so. It was like being on vacation for 4-7yrs..........
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:21 AM   #21
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Congrats to all and Gig ‘Em!
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:59 AM   #22
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Congrats to your son on starting his new adventure. My oldest is starting his senior year this year. We did the "move in" to Moser 3 years ago. PATIENCE is the word of the day !!! Considering the multitude of people in a fairly small area, they have it all worked out pretty well. Be patient and enjoy the day.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:35 PM   #23
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The truck is loaded and ready to go in the morning.
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 AM   #24
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I remember move-in day back in 2010. I lived in Wells, which is just across from Mosher. There are plenty of food options in the Commons.

Hes going to have fun.
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Old Yesterday, 07:51 AM   #25
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gig em. great school. love that place.
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Old Yesterday, 08:02 AM   #26
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A good memory..and glad it's a memory!lol Like a fire ant mound on move-in as well as move-out. Glad she did her first semester in the dorm but glad-er she finished up off campus! Congrats, be safe, and stay cool!!
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Old Yesterday, 08:44 AM   #27
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My kids are all done with that, but can't you just "move-in" with minimal load? Then then let 'em come back the following few wknds with more stuff from home to sustain college life?
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Old Yesterday, 08:56 AM   #28
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A hand cart? Times have changed. When I went to college I had a suitcase with my clothes and a pocket calculator. I probably had a loose leaf notebook and a pen or pencil, too.
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Old Yesterday, 09:20 AM   #29
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next Wednesday mine leaves for TAMU - Commerce.
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Old Yesterday, 10:18 AM   #30
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It hasn't been as bad as I was fearing.
Parked in lot 40B and made 2 trips to Mosher Hall.
Now my wonderful wife is completely arranging my son's room.
I'm just staying out of the way and answering "Yes Dear"
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