Around 100 Wright State University staff, faculty and student volunteers welcomed new and returning residential students to the Dayton Campus during Operation Move-In on Aug. 17–20.
“I’m excited to meet new people and learn new things,” said Daniel Crockett, a first-year student majoring in management.
More students plan to live in residential housing this year, with 665 moving into campus apartments and over 900 moving into residence halls, said Jennifer Attenweiler, associate director of Residence Life and Housing.
New and returning students moved their belongings into residential housing on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18. Apartment residents will move in on Saturday, Aug. 20.
“I visited a couple of colleges, but Wright State just felt like home to me,” said Arianna Thomas, a first-year student majoring in nursing.
Wright State also kicks off First Weekend activities on Friday, Aug. 19, which are designed to acclimate first-year and transfer students to campus and get acquainted with each other before the Fall Semester begins on Monday, Aug. 22.
First Weekend activities will include the Party in the Woods, Do the U, Movie Night, Mud Volleyball, Student Union After Dark and much more. A full list of First Weekend activities is available at wright.edu/firstweekend.
“We are excited to have students here and we’re excited for a great year, and this is kind of the kickoff for that,” said Attenweiler.