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Cornell welcomes new, returning students to campus

Welcome sign age Williard Straight Hall.

Aug. 14 will kick off a week of welcome events for students and their families, as thousands of students move back to campus and the newest Cornellians begin living on campus for the first time.

Of Cornell’s more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students, nearly 8,400 will move to campus residence halls, program houses and co-op communities Aug. 14-18. New students will move in Aug. 14-15. Returning students will join them Aug. 16-18.

This year Cornell Housing and Residential Life has instituted a new move-in protocol. Students and their families will receive specific instructions and individualized move-in plans at the Shops at Ithaca Mall and then will make their way to campus. This protocol will help ensure campus traffic flows steadily and will simplify parking, allowing students to park close to residence halls.

Nearly 400 employee and student volunteers will be on hand to help students – and their families – with the move-in process. They will put in more than 500 shifts total and more than 23,000 hours to offer students their campus knowledge and assistance.

Continue to read the full story on the Cornell Chronicle.