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Freshmen arrive at Appalachian Aug. 17

D06_08MoveIn49_t.jpgBOONE-Have you ever wondered where college freshmen put all that stuff they bring to campus? That must be the question many parents and volunteers will ask during freshman move-in day Aug. 17 at Appalachian State University.

The move-in process begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m.

University officials have taken every possible measure to speed the move-in process, not only to ease any parent/freshman anxieties that might arise, but also to reduce the impact the high volume of traffic coming to campus will have on the Boone community.


Appalachian State University’s class of 2011 arrives on campus Aug. 17 to move into the residence halls. Hundreds of volunteers from campus and the community will help with the move-in process. Traffic is expected to be congested around campus during move-in hours

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes will begin Aug. 21. (Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)

The Office of Housing and Residence Life, Office of Student Development and Appalachian’s Parents Association have recruited more than 1,000 volunteers to help freshmen unload their family’s vehicle and carry their belongings to their assigned residence hall room. Vehicles will be routed to campus based on the location of a freshman’s residence hall.

The university received more than 12,900 applications for one of the 2,775 spots in the fall freshman class.

Classes at Appalachian will begin Aug. 21.