About 900 first-year students were moving into Wright State University dorms Wednesday and today, with the remaining students who will live on campus this year moving in on Saturday.
The first-year students are attending orientation on Friday, and the university wanted the students to get used to the campus before upperclassmen moved in, said Jennifer Attenweiler, associate director of residence life at Wright State.
That means things like getting students signed up for clubs on campus, finding classes and having residence advisors, or RAs, lead first-years to meals.
About 60 student volunteers, plus another 60 residence life staff, including RAs, and 30 faculty volunteers were needed to make Wednesday a success, Attenweiler said.
“We started this morning at 9 a.m., and people were ready to go at 8 a.m., so it’s been great,” Attenweiler said.
Micaela Runion, a first-year student who moved in this week, said she’s excited to meet new people and have new experiences her freshmen year at Wright State. She plans to major in education and teach high school students.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunities, like the diversity of the campus,” Runion said.
Austyn Bielski, another first-year student, said she appreciated how kind people have been to her so far.
“Everyone’s willing to help each other and we’re all going through the same thing right now,” she said.
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