New Students Fill UVa Dorms

By: Autria Godfrey
By: Autria Godfrey

August 19, 2006

Charlottesville was bustling Saturday as thousands of coeds took to UVA dorms. Students began making their way to their new homes as early as 7 a.m. to get everything situated before the school year begins.

Over 3,000 students made their way to UVA grounds to move-in and make over what they'll call home for the next school year, and UVA volunteers were prepared.

"Our program is here to help people move in and so there's an army of about 550 of us and we just help people move in. We ask them if they need help, ask them if they need water, and that kind of good stuff," Mai Hassan with University Programs Council said.

It's because of these efforts that the usual stress-filled process seemed to fly by for some.

"Only 20 or 30 minutes, it was quick. [We had] a couple of [UVA helpers]., and then we had my whole entire family here, so about six or seven people, so it was quick," First year student Daniel Childress said of his move.

Afew lucky students were even able to beat the crowd altogether by moving in yesterday.

"One of the best things about being in Naval ROTC is that they get to move in before everybody else, so that was yesterday. So she also didn't have to help us move so that's probably another reason its good to be in Naval ROTC," Lindy Johnson said of helping her niece move.

The University also hosted a block party Saturday night in front of Scott Stadium for the students that lasted until midnight.

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