Students begin move-in day at the U of A - Tucson News Now

Students begin move-in day at the U of A

Volunteers in green shirts to help with move-in day. Volunteers in green shirts to help with move-in day.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Classes begin Monday, August 25 for University of Arizona students, but today is main move-in day for 2,000 to 3,000 new college students. 

Staff at the residence halls began setting up at 6 a.m. and residents should begin checking in at 7 a.m. On campus there are a total of 23 undergraduate residence halls and one apartment complex for graduate students.  

According to residence life leaders the halls are at capacity, with nearly 7,000 students expected to live on campus this year; this total is more than the 6,700 that lived on campus in 2013. Roughly 80 percent of those living on campus are new freshman, and according to statistics those who live on campus have a higher graduation rate.  

Something new for the U of A in 2014, an extra dorm that will be able to house more than 60 students.  It is the old 'FIJI' fraternity house, which residence life officials are leasing for the next year.    

According to university officials there is a wait list for students to live on campus; those that have been turned away from on campus housing will receive free help in finding a place to live off-campus.  

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