Operation Move-In will safely welcome Wright State residential students to campus

While the traditional golf cart brigade is not possible, Wright State University will still welcome new residential students to the Dayton Campus with a full schedule of traditional and new activities during Operation Move-In on Aug. 18–21.

More students plan to live in residential housing this year, with 450 returning residents plus over 750 new residents moving into residence halls and apartments, said Dan Bertsos, director of Residence Life and Housing.

New and returning students should schedule a specific time and date to move their belongings into residential housing to avoid overcrowding as everyone moves into the residence halls on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 18 and 19. Apartment residents will move in on Saturday, Aug. 21.

“We are going to use the same process that we did last year,” said Bertsos.

Students and their families should arrive during their scheduled time on campus in Lot 4, where Residence Life and Housing staff will check them in with a touchless drive-through process.

After students are checked in, volunteers will be on-hand to assist with navigating traffic and parking. Students, staff and faculty volunteers will also be available to help students to move their belongings into dorm rooms and apartments.

Wright State kicks off First Weekend activities on Aug. 20, which are designed to acclimate first-year and transfer students to campus and get acquainted with each other before the Fall Semester begins on Aug. 23.

Weekend activities will include Party in the Woods, Do the U, Movie Night, an ice cream social, Student Union After Dark, magic and comedy from Joseph Tran and much more.

“We are going to be coming back to a lot of the things we used to do,” said Bertsos.

A full list of First Weekend activities is available at wright.edu/firstweekend.

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