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Images: New NIU Dorms on Move-In Day

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NIU sophomores Tony Lombardo of Algonquin, left, and Caleb Bardy of Zion help unload a car of belongings on move-in day at New Residence Hall East and West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  NIU sophomores Tony Lombardo of Algonquin, left, and Caleb Bardy of Zion help unload a car of belongings on move-in day at New Residence Hall East and West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
The main entrance of New Residence Hall West is pictured on move-in day at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  The main entrance of New Residence Hall West is pictured on move-in day at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Martha Christopher of Geneva, a sophomore transfer from the University of Iowa, is shuttled with her belongings by NIU employee Brian Lance as she moves in to New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. Lance is the Director of Planning and Assessment.
  Martha Christopher of Geneva, a sophomore transfer from the University of Iowa, is shuttled with her belongings by NIU employee Brian Lance as she moves in to New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. Lance is the Director of Planning and Assessment.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Volunteers help students on move-in day at New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  Volunteers help students on move-in day at New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
The cafeteria at the New Residence Hall Community Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. There are several different food stations, including a salad bar, fried foods, mongolian food, and a pizza oven.
  The cafeteria at the New Residence Hall Community Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. There are several different food stations, including a salad bar, fried foods, mongolian food, and a pizza oven.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A common area of one of the new dorm rooms was offered for tours on move-in day at New Residence Hall East and West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  A common area of one of the new dorm rooms was offered for tours on move-in day at New Residence Hall East and West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Students unload their belongings from golf carts at the main entrance to New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  Students unload their belongings from golf carts at the main entrance to New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
The common area of the New Residence Hall Community Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. The narrow white wall has contains a fireplace, visible from both sides. The other side of the wall has tables and chairs.
  The common area of the New Residence Hall Community Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. The narrow white wall has contains a fireplace, visible from both sides. The other side of the wall has tables and chairs.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A dorm is pictured at New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. Students have their own bedrooms and share a bathroom with one other person.
  A dorm is pictured at New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. Students have their own bedrooms and share a bathroom with one other person.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Martha Christopher of Geneva is greeted by a volunteer as she is shuttled to her dorm in the New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  Martha Christopher of Geneva is greeted by a volunteer as she is shuttled to her dorm in the New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A kitchenette is pictured at the New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  A kitchenette is pictured at the New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
It's move-in day for students at New Residence Halls East and West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  It's move-in day for students at New Residence Halls East and West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
The red-bricked area contains a pizza oven in the cafeteria of the New Residence Hall Community Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  The red-bricked area contains a pizza oven in the cafeteria of the New Residence Hall Community Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A common area of one of the new dorm rooms was offered for tours on move-in day at New Residence Hall East and West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  A common area of one of the new dorm rooms was offered for tours on move-in day at New Residence Hall East and West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Freshman Santino Chiapetta of Hinsdale get helps from sister, Francesca, as he takes off the plastic covering of his bed in his room at New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  Freshman Santino Chiapetta of Hinsdale get helps from sister, Francesca, as he takes off the plastic covering of his bed in his room at New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Maureen Radecki of Geneva and her daughter, Martha Christopher, lug her belongings through the joint common area in her dorm cluster in New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. The room has multiple couches and a large-screen TV and is connected to the kitchenette.
  Maureen Radecki of Geneva and her daughter, Martha Christopher, lug her belongings through the joint common area in her dorm cluster in New Residence Hall East at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. The room has multiple couches and a large-screen TV and is connected to the kitchenette.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
The dining area of the cafeteria in the New Residence Hall Community Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
  The dining area of the cafeteria in the New Residence Hall Community Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
The New Residence Hall Community Center is located between New Residence Hall East and New Residence Hall West at NIU. A cafeteria is located in the building.
  The New Residence Hall Community Center is located between New Residence Hall East and New Residence Hall West at NIU. A cafeteria is located in the building.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Martha Christopher of Geneva laughs as she exits her new dorm room with her mother, Maureen Radecki, as they leave to make their third trip to the room with her belongings on move-in day at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. Christopher, a sophomore transfer student from the University of Iowa, will be living at New Residence Hall East.
  Martha Christopher of Geneva laughs as she exits her new dorm room with her mother, Maureen Radecki, as they leave to make their third trip to the room with her belongings on move-in day at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. Christopher, a sophomore transfer student from the University of Iowa, will be living at New Residence Hall East.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A dorm room is pictured at New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. Students have their own bedrooms and share a bathroom with one other person.
  A dorm room is pictured at New Residence Hall West at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Thursday, August 23. Students have their own bedrooms and share a bathroom with one other person.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
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