Residence halls at capacity, move-in process begins

Students and volunteers move items into Rivers Hall on campus Friday morning. Students and their families packed the hallways of the residence halls during move-in day.

The residence halls on campus are at capacity, officials with the Department of Residence Life said. 

Freshman students began moving in today to the residence halls and lines wrapped around Rice and Rivers halls for students to get signed into their rooms. 

The men’s rooms on campus are at capacity and there are a limited number of rooms left for women, said Assistant Director of Residence Life for Success Initiatives Jennifer Ballard. Applications were still coming in early this morning for female students to get a room, and Ballard said she expects the remaining female rooms to be occupied by the end of the day. 

Director of Residence Life Keven Jacques said approximately 500-600 freshman students will move into the residence halls today, and even more upper classmen will move in tomorrow.