Mooov-In Day at UT brings thousands to town

The Main Building on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. (Eric Janzen/KXAN)
The Main Building on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. (Eric Janzen/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Commuters who travel near the University of Texas, get ready for extra traffic beginning Friday morning. That’s because it’s Mooov-In Day for thousands of students.

“There will be a steady stream of traffic to and from Disch-Falk Field for the next two days, and after that it should even out a little bit,” said UT Vice President of Student Affairs Gage Paine. “But Friday and Saturday, it should be hoppin’.”

Some 7,300 students will be moving into 14 different dormitories. Sixty five percent of those students are incoming freshman at UT. In order to make sure this process runs smoothly, 400 volunteers are on hand to help get items out of cars, answer questions, and direct new students in the right direction. New this year is what they are calling Longhorn Welcome: a week-and-a-half-long celebration with free events.

“A lot of different opportunities for students to learn about their campus, meet people, find ways to be part of this campus, find out what they are interested in and would like to be a part of, so it’s a busy couple of weeks,” said Paine.

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