New and current students will return to campus using the following schedule as a planning guide:
- Thursday, August 24; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - First-Year and Transfer students
- Friday, August 25; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - First-Year students
- Sunday, August 27; 1 - 5 p.m. - all returning students
As you are preparing to deliver your students to their assigned residence hall, please label all items with your last name, hall, and room number so the WOW volunteers can take your belongings to the correct room and expedite the move-in process.
Once you arrive on campus, you will be directed to pull up to the curb, take your items out of your car and begin transporting them to your room; the person driving the car can then leave to park and the shuttle will bring them back to help finish unpacking and arranging the student's living space.
All students will sign-up for a move-in time over the summer; time slots will be in one hour increments; arrival can be at any time within the hour selected.
What is the Weekend of Welcome (WOW)?
"WoW" begins with "move-in days" on Thursday and Friday with Living Learning Community programming. Mandatory educational and social activities are scheduled for Saturday. Activities can include: Pep Rally, "Moonlight Breakfast," Monte Carlo Night and "ROCK the ARC" which are held on Friday and Saturday. Other informal events are scheduled for Sunday.
What can families expect during the Weekend of Welcome (WOW)?
Our Move-in days philosophy is "Stop...Drop...Go!" Faculty/staff and student volunteers will assist you and your students with unloading the vehicle(s) and getting their items into the residence halls efficiently so everyone can experience a stress-free and enjoyable move-in transition.
Families and students can visit the SGA Bookstore, get parking passes, etc. during this time as well.
The Aebersold Student Recreation Center (The ARC) is available and FREE for family members after the move-in has occurred. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. The pool, climbing wall and all courts are available for use.
SRU's on-campus campground is available for reservations (18 sites available) through Campus Recreation. First come, first served! Contact Karen Perry for additional information 724.738.4895.