Great move

While the traditional golf cart brigade was not possible, Wright State University still welcomed new residential students to the Dayton Campus on Aug. 18 and 19 with Operation Move-In.

Wright State welcomed more students living in residential housing this year, with 450 returning residents and over 750 new residents moving into residence halls and apartments, said Dan Bertsos, director of Residence Life and Housing.

“I’m excited,” said Johnny Holloway, a senior majoring in public health who volunteered for Operation Move-In.

Holloway said that he’s happy to be on-campus after learning online for the previous three semesters. “To see new faces and people moving in is what this day is all about,” he said.

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

“I was really stressing out before today. I was super nervous, but now that I’m here I’m just really excited,” said Makayla Kempton, a freshman whos moved into The Woods.

Hundreds of volunteers were on-hand to assist, residential students with navigating traffic and parking and helping move their belongings into dorm rooms and apartments.

Wright State President Sue Edwards meeting with student volunteers during Operation Move-In.

On Aug. 20, Wright State kicks off First Weekend activities, 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.

A full list of First Weekend activities is available at

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