Students move into dorms during excessive heat

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Before school started, many students had to settle into their new dorms while battling a brutal heat wave.

This past weekend, incoming TROY students and their families unloaded, lifted, and transported students’ necessities in temperatures reaching 99 degrees.

“It’s hot,” said freshman Blakely Bryant. “I’m sweating.”

For students like Bryant, this is their first time living away from home.

“It’s going to be hard having to get up in the morning without my mom yelling at me,” Bryant said.

However, Bryant said he’s looking forward to his college experience.

“Having freedom like being able to do I want.”

For parents who may be worried about their children being on their own for the first time, resident assistant Addy Crabtree said staff members are there to look out for them.

“We make sure everybody’s safe,” Crabtree said.

Despite the excessive heat warnings during Move-In Weekend, Bryant looks forward to living in his new home away from home.

“I think it’s going to be cool I got some good roommates.”

Fall classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 16.