Move-in week is full of excitement and nervousness, greetings and goodbyes, old memories and new opportunities — and, well, stuff. Some of our first-year students moving into the two newest UW residence halls — Dejope and Leopold, which opened in 2012 and 2013, respectively — took a break from unpacking to show off their most precious belongings and explain why they just couldn’t leave these items behind.
Photos by Bryce Richter
Words by Preston Schmitt
Hometown: Hartland, Wisconsin
Intended major: biochemistry
Why? “He was the first stuffed animal I bought with my own money.”