Fall semester brings new residents to the Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The campus at Youngstown State University is bustling once again, as students moved into the residence halls there over the weekend, bringing more people into the Valley.

Danielle Ames is a sophomore transfer student. On Sunday, she moved into the Kilcawley House at Youngstown State University.

“Everyone’s been so nice, especially the welcoming crew,” said Ames.

Ames is one of several hundred college students arriving in the Valley to begin a new school year. Move-in weekend is a busy time for the hall’s Resident Assistants.

“The new year came upon us really fast, summer felt like it didn’t really even exist, but I’m excited. Everybody is excited. The residents are in the halls and bursting with energy so I think it’ll be a great year,” said Resident Assistant Erik Little.

Since Saturday, they’ve helped more than 300 people settle into their new rooms.

It seems like a lot of work, but for them, they’re helping build the campus community.

“I’m really excited, it’s exciting to see the students excited and motivated to come back and go back to work and then to build a community within the residence halls, so it’s really exciting for me getting to experience that as an R.A.,” said Resident Assistant Ashley Perri.

As for Ames, she’s ready to begin her journey as a Biology major at YSU.

“I’m super excited, but also scared because I’m so far away from home, but I know I’m just going to make a ton of friends so it’ll be okay,” finished Ames.


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