At 5:30am we loaded up the car, crated the dogs (who broke my heart with their sad confused eyes with our leaving without them), and picked up some coffee for the long road trip ahead.
A nice thing about leaving so early in the morning is getting to see the sun rise.
We stopped for a family breakfast in a suburb outside of Milwaukee. After that we entered the city and found campus, but decided to keep driving around since my move-in time wasn't for another hour.
To pass the time we went to the lake! Even though it was cloudy Lake Michigan was very beautiful.
The shore we visited was a mix of pale gray rocks and sand!
Gorgeous rocky outcrop...
Went for a climb amongst the rocks!
My favorite of the beach pictures:
At 10:30am it was time to head back to campus. Move in was finally happening! We got there and I checked in to get my room key and instructions. Following that I met my family in the parking garage and we hauled all my boxes and belongings to the 15th floor (so high up)!
Surprisingly we made it all in one trip! After that we rearranged the room with my roommate until the furniture fit in a space efficient manner and then began to unpack. My family only stayed for a short while; I guess since I'm on my own now they figured I could unpack by myself!
We said our goodbyes in the parking garage and I tried my hardest not to cry. While we were saying farewell a news reporter came up and asked to interview me about how move in was going! I thought it was rather rude of him to interrupt our family time but agreed to do it anyway.
I was on TV for the first time ever! So interesting!
After my family left I spent a couple more hours unpacking. Here's a view of my side of the dorm room:
UWM has all sorts of Fall Welcome events planned for students and the first one happening was grocery bingo!
The prizes started small (a bag of tortilla chips and jar of salsa) to ginormous (an under-the-bed tote completely jam packed with food, which my roommate won)!
It was a very colorful and emotional day and I'm greatly looking forward to the days to come!
Hi my name is Emilee and these are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!