OMAHA – A student lugs a hamper filled with shoes. On top of that, she's balancing a bag packed with clothes.Mom is close behind, with both hands full.
"Are you sure you don't want to just make another trip?"
It's that time of year again. Hundreds of students are arriving on campus, moving into student housing ahead of the first week of classes.
While much of the university is quiet, the west side of Dodge Campus is humming.
University Village has more beds than any other housing facility on Dodge or Pacific Campus, and many of the students who live there are freshmen. Those are two key reasons the first day for students to move into University Village has always been the busiest move-in day of the week.
Last year was no exception.
Students and their families came to campus early, hoping to beat the heat of the afternoon. This year, organizers say the mild weather helped them out. They were ready for a rush, but instead got a steady flow of students.
"It can be chaotic," said a staff member guiding cars through University Village's parking lot. "This year though, so far, so good."
Students in need of help or answers didn't have to look far. Staff and volunteers were positioned across University Village and all nearby parking lots. Students checked in at the clubhouse, where they got their keys, learned about campus events and met their RA.
While most University Village residents moved in today, not all of them did. Expect more lines of students hauling televisions, pillows and clothes Saturday afternoon, the last day of move-in.
By the first day of classes, more than 2,000 students will call UNO home.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.