EUGENE, Ore. — Thursday is move-in day at the University of Oregon, and the 2,800 arriving students are expected to bring heavy traffic to the campus area.
To help keep traffic moving, the university will be providing parking passes—something it’s never done in years past. Additionally, more than 400 volunteers will be on hand to help incoming students settle into their new homes.
“I’m very ready for move-in day,” says volunteer Jake Hobbs. “We had international students move in last Wednesday, so we got a good taste of what’s to come. It’s going to multiply by three for how many more students will come in, but we’re ready. We have a good team.”
The university wants to remind students and visitors to be aware of theft during move-in day. Members of the volunteer team will all be wearing bright yellow shirts that say “Unpack the Quack,” making them easily identifiable. Students can also download the UO’s mobile app to help them navigate around campus; it has information on parking, construction, and traffic routes.
Check-in for move-in day starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m.