Dorms likely to be bustling during U of M move-in

Updated: August 27, 2019 05:46 AM

Those who drive or take public transportation past the University of Minnesota might notice heavier traffic Tuesday morning.

Students are moving into their residence halls Tuesday. The campus will be packed with students, parents and volunteers making their way into the dorms.


Students will be be moving into nine residence halls, including Pioneer Hall, which just wrapped up renovations.

University officials told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS they have more than 6,000 freshmen this year and about 2,000 transfer students.

President Joan Gabel posted a photo Monday with a caption expressing how excited she is to welcome future Gophers to campus in what she says is the school's "most Minnesotan" and "most diverse" class yet.

In terms of the schedule of events Tuesday, move-ins begin at 9 a.m. and are expected to last through 8 p.m.

Gopher Gear Up begins at 11 a.m., with special discounts on textbooks and college gear. The Free Store—where students can check out free furniture, clothes and other items thanks to the university's "Pack and Give Back" program—also opens at 11 a.m. 

Welcome Week festivities officially kick off Wednesday.

Classes officially begin at the university next Tuesday.

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