Students beat the heat while moving into dorms

Posted by: Melissa McKinney - bio | email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Camille Kingsley's already learned one big lesson since moving into her dorm room at Faulkner University.

"I'm avoiding outside as much as possible, so hopefully I can just stay in here and pack everything away so I don't have to get out in that."

She's talking about the heat which in years past has been pretty brutal on freshman move-in day.

"The sun just baked us," says Cindy Walker with Faulkner University.

But this time around, many are pleased with the weather.

"The cloud cover is saving us," adds Walker.

Danielle Collins, a freshman from Missouri, is especially pleased.  She says for the last week, the temperature back home "was in the 120's the whole time."

Whatever heat parents and students are feeling, they say it's not as bad as it could be. And that's all thanks to a few things Faulkner's leadership decided to implement just to help out with move-in day.

"As soon as someone pulls up near the door, we have enough people standing there to pick up all their stuff. What we try to do is ask that the parents not have to carry more than one load upstairs," adds Walker.

Administrators also have plenty of water and snacks on hand.

Parents and students say that's what keeps them going.

"Lots of water, lots of liquid.  Any kind of liquid we can get," says Beth Harwell.

"We left yesterday and had bottles in the car the whole way here, and plan to keep hydrated," adds Collins.

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