It’s a busy week at Colorado State University as students return to campus, parents say goodbye, and faculty prepare for a semester’s worth of classes.
The Computer Science Department welcomed its largest incoming class of female students, the College of Health and Human Sciences got a new dean and Housing & Dining Services are welcoming thousands of new students on campus.
Dining halls open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, when about 2,000 students are expected to move in to their on-campus accommodations. Thursday will see 3,000, and by the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 26, a total of 8,300 students will be settled into the University Housing units – both residence halls and University apartments.
Faculty and staff are also asked to use alternative transportation or park in non-move-in lots on the east side of campus or remote lots on Aug. 21-22. The university’s interactive Move In map shows all the routes students will be following to get to their residence halls as well as designated parking lots across campus.
In addition to increased traffic, Move In Week always produces increased trash, especially cardboard boxes, styrofoam packaging, and plastic thin film wrapping. Housing & Dining staff help students dispose of these items correctly so they can be recycled, diverting literally tons of waste from the local landfill.
Not all of the students living in University Housing are first-year students. The addition of on-campus apartment living at Aggie Village and other social and academic benefits has brought many upperclassmen back to on-campus living. And the streamlined University Housing operation within Housing & Dining makes returning to campus that much easier.
It’s all part of welcoming students and their families into the Ram Family.