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CSU-Pueblo welcomes incoming freshmen on move-in day

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A Residence Life and Housing employee and CSU-Pueblo football players help a freshman move in as his mother watches. Photo by Michelle Pham.
A Residence Life and Housing employee and CSU-Pueblo football players help a freshman move in as his mother watches. Photo by Michelle Pham.

Students new to Colorado State University-Pueblo moved into the residence halls for the 2015-2016 school year Aug. 20. They were welcomed by the Residence Life and Housing staff and CSU-Pueblo student-athletes, who assisted with moving their belongings.

Desk assistant Lance Cox said this year’s move in was more organized than last year’s. Cox, a junior nursing student at the university, has been working as a DA for two years.

“The housing department has everything more planned out and our employee and staff are doing very well,” he said.

Cox advised incoming freshmen to “be smart, enjoy yourself and meet a lot of people.”

Andy Vigil, father of incoming freshman Augustino Vigil, said that he hopes that his son will learn to do things on his own and realize how much he has to be responsible as he helped his son move into Culebra Hall.

“It’s a new chapter in his life so I’m excited for him to experience college,” Andy Vigil said.

Andy Vigil said he liked the dorms because they were big and the staff was inviting and organized.

“It seems like it’s going to be a safe environment for him,” he said.

Augustino Vigil’s mother, Maria Vigil, said that CSU-Pueblo was one of their top college choices for their son.

“After my daughter came here, we met a lot of people and saw the progression and the friendships that she made, so we were very pleased with it,” Maria Vigil said. Her daughter, Brittany Vigil, graduated from CSU-Pueblo in May 2015 with a degree in athletic training.

Augustino Vigil said he was most excited about meeting new people and gaining more friends. He will be majoring in business administration.

“It’s a little difficult getting used to the whole environment and everything but it’s cool,” he said.

The Vigil family helps freshman Augustino Vigil move into his dorm. Photo by Michelle Pham.
The Vigil family helps freshman Augustino Vigil move into his dorm. Photo by Michelle Pham.

New resident assistant Jordan Jones-Potts said that it was very easy for him to be personable and speak to students living in the residence halls, despite it being his first year as an RA.

“I just finished up training a couple weeks ago but I have experience as a student orientation leader,” Jones-Potts said.

Andres Sweetland and Jonothon Lavender, suitemates at Culebra Hall, said they both moved in on their own because their parents couldn’t make it due to their work schedules. But because of the Residence Life and Housing staff and student athletes, Sweetland and Lavender had extra help.

Sweetland said his move to CSU-Pueblo from Steamboat Springs was easy because one of his cousins was a former student at the university.

“The dorms are really nice here so I’m excited,” he said.

Sweetland will be majoring in business administration.

Lavender, a chemistry pre-med major from Arvada, Colorado, said he was excited to move in especially after meeting Sweetland.

“I’m just looking forward to hangout with all the people in my hallway and getting along with everyone,” Lavender said.

For more information regarding to Residence Life and Housing, call 719-549-2602 or email Housing@csupueblo.edu.

Students returning to CSU-Pueblo will move in on Aug 22 from 9 a.m. to noon.