Princess Davis gives new students a friendly welcome as they enter Sandburg Residence Hall. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Student employee Kaelin Cadney (right) hands a student ID back to a student. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Students line up in the Sandburg Hall lobby to check in and get their keys, room number and other necessities. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Kalkidan Johnson, purchasing assistant in UWM Housing, has a laugh with a new student as she hands over his room information. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Arcetta Knautz, director of university housing, explains the flow of move-in day to a reporter from WTMJ-TV. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM Police Officer Craig Rafferty directs during move-in. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
New UWM residents are excited to start their journey with friends by their side. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
New UWM student Derrick Lee and his siblings unload their car to begin move-in. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Student volunteer Valerie Edgington secures the packed carts with the help of plastic wrap for new student Abigail Shott and her family. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Adam Buerger and his parents enjoy their last moments packing before they see each other off. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
More than 400 volunteers and housing employees were on hand to assist students and families as they moved in to UWM residence halls Tuesday.
The residence halls were bustling with students and parents navigating parking, packing and transporting their possessions, asking questions, filling out forms and resolving problems.
It may look chaotic, but there is a method to the madness. With hard work and the help of an almost seemingly endless supply of plastic wrap, the staff and volunteers are able to get students from the campus curb to their new homes in less than an hour.