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USI, UE students move into campus this week

Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 7:11 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2021 at 6:20 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Students at the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville are moving into their dorms this week.

Wednesday was move-in day for new USI students, including freshmen.

A long line of students and parents came to campus on Wednesday, and move-in procedures certainly look a little different due to COVID-19 precautions.

Cars first pulled up to the “Welcome Week” tent, before moving onto the housing check-in tent. Incoming students had about 45 minutes to unload everything and start the move-in process.

It was a day of mixed emotions for parents who say they enjoyed the experience, but it was hard to say goodbye too.

“I think a little bit, but I am really excited for her, and ready to start a new adventure,” parent Wendy Veeder said. “And so we have done our job, hopefully a good one, and send her on her way and let her start her life.”

Students need to have an appointment to move into their dorm.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students move in Wednesday and Thursday, while returning students head back to campus on Friday and Saturday.

Transfer students at UE also moved into campus on Wednesday.

New UE freshmen are scheduled to move in Thursday and Saturday.

Classes start at USI on Monday, August 23.

UE President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz tells us that move-in last year compared to this year is going to be very different.

On Thursday about 60 students will be moving back in, but Saturday is their big move-in day.

UE officials are hoping for a much more normal school year.

We’re told dorms will be completely full this year and the move-in process is going to look a bit more what it traditionally looks like.

Right now, masks are required inside regardless of vaccination status.

“So we’ll have our fraternities move their sons and daughters back into the residence halls, and that’s a little different from last year,” said President Pietruszkiewicz. “So, we’ve learned a lot more about the virus, and we’ve been really excited about the number of people that have been vaccinated and we know know that they’ve been vaccinated to be able to move back to campus.”

UE starts Wednesday, August 25.

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