President's Report Masthead
September 30, 2012

Move-In Day(s) prep

It’s all hands on deck for the Division of Student Affairs as first-time students and returning students arrive on campus in August. By the time freshman showed up for Move-in Day (Aug. 30), more than 500 early arrivals had already moved into their rooms. Just over 2,300 students checked in on Aug. 30, with nearly 1,500 more returning the following day. One example of how quickly things get busy: from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31, the Decker Student Health Services Center had 1,043 student contacts.

Move-in Day(s) preparation began months ago, with a cross-divisional team of University staff meeting regularly to plan for the smoothest, quickest way to get students moved into their rooms. The team coordinated traffic studies of 16 different points on campus, creation of a map including hours of operation for many student services, location and staffing of information tents, staging areas, volunteers for check-in, purchase of additional laundry carts and much more.

In all, more than 1,460 staff, students and volunteers across all divisions and from the following offices contributed to a successful move-in process:

  • Residential Life
  • Physical Facilities
  • University Police
  • New Student Programs
  • Enrollment Management
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Dean of Students
  • Campus Activities
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Call Center
  • Emergency Management
  • Sodexo Campus Services
  • Campus Recreation
  • Health Services
  • Watson School
  • Department of Transportation