Classes at IU start on Aug. 20, but the students coming to campus early are already getting a lesson in Lauren. Billboards, big and small, as well as fliers are all over campus.
A letter from Lauren Spierer's mother, Charlene, has a clear message to keep the memory of her daughter fresh in everyone's minds.
Phrases like, "I cannot let you forget about Lauren" jump off the page.
Lauren Spierer was last seen on June 3, 2011. She had been partying at Kilroy's, about a block away from her apartment. Billboards and missing posters have been a fixture on IU's campus ever since.
Charlene Spierer writes:
"I hope with every breath you take, you remember Lauren."
Thursday, Aug. 2 was moving day for sophomore Grace Kareska. When classes start in late August she will call the Smallwood Plaza Apartments her home. The same apartments Spierer was last seen alive at.
"Still notice the posters and everything, but less of a big deal than when I came to school as a freshman," said Kareska.
Incoming freshman Allie Fox said people still talk about Spierer, but the focus has changed.
"They sort of use her as a cautionary tale," said incoming freshman Allie Fox. "You have to be careful, it is not as safe as those little towns we are all from."
A skull was found along the White River in mid-July. It might belong to Lauren Spierer. It could take up to two months to find out who it is. Charlene Spierer called the eight weeks of waiting, "80,640 minutes of agony."
In her letter Spierer said she still has "so many questions," but she is confident, "Lauren will have her day and justice will be served."
Charlene Spierer closed the letter thanking those who have continued to search for Lauren and those who continue to look for answers in her disappearance.
Charlene Spierer: I hope with every breath you take, you remember Lauren