University of North Dakota reorganizes move-in weekend for new students
- Thousands of first-year students descending upon the University of North Dakota's residence halls this weekend were the first to take advantage of its newly-reorganized Welcome Weekend, which bypasses Friday in favor of a more compressed schedule of events that, according to spokesperson Peter Johnson, will hopefully better engage new students.
- Johnson also said that the switch to a Saturday move-in allows families an extra day for travel, and saves parents from taking an additional day off from work and an extra evening in a hotel.
- Students could still opt for an early move-in, saving them from hectic move-in conditions on Saturday and Sunday--where more than 400 volunteers from various campus organizations help keep things running smoothly--and potentially giving them more time for Welcome Weekend events and activities.
From the article:
In past years, UND’s residence hall move-in began on Friday and ran through the weekend. This year, move-in begins Saturday for a number of reasons. Bypassing Friday allows the university to compress Welcome Weekend events in hopes of keeping students more engaged during their first few days on campus. ...
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