Auburn University students back for new school year

Auburn University students back for new school year
Updated: Aug. 16, 2018 at 3:54 PM CDT
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AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Auburn University's campus is a little livelier now that students are back for the fall semester.

On Thursday, about 1,600 students moved in to over 30 residence halls.

Organizers said that a lot of planning is needed to prepare for such a large wave of people heading to the residence halls.

"Our staff tries to get together. We plan these move in days starting late in the fall. We work our way all the way around the calendar, not only with our staff, but also with our campus partners. A big part of our effort is trying to provide a great move in experience." said Director of University Housing and Residence Life Kevin Hoult.

Over 600 volunteers were needed to help the students get settled into their new rooms.

"We could not do what we are doing today without our campus volunteers and our community volunteers," said Hoult. "We do a great job of trying to recruit our volunteers and having our campus partners participate in that effort as well. We have team leaders that are leading our volunteers and helping pour students have a great day."

Although Auburn University had a lot of volunteers for Thursday's move-in, university officials said they are always looking for more next year.

Classes begin for Auburn University students on Aug. 20.

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