CORVALLIS, Ore. — Tuesday is move-in day for students at Oregon State University, and now that incoming freshmen are required to live on campus, the big day could be more hectic than in years past.
A total of 4,700 students will be moving into the residence halls on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the busiest period will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be more than 500 volunteers to help parents and students navigate around campus. Brian Stroup, the university’s assistant director of operations and services, says the volunteers will help make the moving process easier for students and parents alike.
“There’s a welcome and greeter role and unloading vehicles is the other role, so really helping to get cars unloaded and moved and just being a smiling face for families and parents and students,” says Stroup.
Students can also look forward to Picnic Day, which 5,000 people are expected to attend. The Beavers will also be playing a home game on Saturday, adding to the list of fun activities.
Check-in starts bright and early at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Orientation will start later this week.