University of Delaware move-in day: post Irene

The heavy rains of Saturday gave way to beautiful sunny skies in Newark as the two day student move to campus dormitories began for the University of Delaware.

The school had asked students to stay home as part of over all preparations made for Irene.  Classes will now start on Thursday.  That made move in day Tuesday and Wednesday.  New students arrived yesterday with returning students coming Wednesday.

The University reports there are 7,200 students in their residence halls.  The majority of those are part of the class of 2015, 3,400 students. 

Students were going to move in on Saturday, but were told to stay away in advance of the storm.  2,000 had already arrived and 800 of those needed to stay on campus.

But parking lots were dotted throughout the area with car license plates throughout the northeast.  Those doing the check-in report say that since the move in was spread out over a longer period of the day it actually reduced the bottle neck of parents rushing to move all of their kids belonging into the dorm.

Of course there’s another part of the move-in experience that didn’t change because of the storm.  Some parents had trouble parting with their children.  Other students couldn’t wait to begin college experience.  Another school year is underway.

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