Student Move-In Day Kicks Off Today At The University Of Michigan

Aug 24, 2020

Student move-in days kicks off Monday at the University of Michigan.  But as expected, it will be different because of COVID-19.  

Instead of three days, the move-in process will spread out over seven days to allow for social distancing.  Students have selected a one-hour time slot in advance during that period to move into their dorms.  Amir Baghdadchi is the senior associate director for Michigan Housing and says all students and their family members will need to wear masks. 

Amir Baghdadchi: We have our Michigan ambassadors, volunteers, student staff, and professional staff who will be there reminding people of how it’s going to work on campus and what we need to do to make this successful.

Nine-thousand undergraduate students moved in to the dorms last year.  As of now, the university does not have an estimate of how many will move in this year because some students remain uncertain if they will go back to campus.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu