University Move-In Day Thursday
University of Wyoming's annual move-in day for students is taking place Thursday August 21st.
Laramie residents can expect delays around the University Campus as there is expected to be an increase of traffic in the area. University of Wyoming spokesperson, Chad Baldwin, says that people passing through the area should give themselves more time for travel than normal. "As is the case every fall, there will be some congestion," Baldwin says. "They need to give themselves extra time. We've got over a thousand people moving in there, and that takes a while."
Residents are also encouraged to consider alternate routes.
A construction project in the area of 22nd and Grand could also cause traffic problems. Assistant City Manager David Derragon says that there will be only one lane of travel in either direction, as the normal eastbound lanes are closed. "It's routed pretty well. People just need to pay attention," says Derragon. "Unfortunately the length of the construction season doesn't coordinate with summer vacation for school."
Move-in day for the University will officially kick-off at 7:00 AM, and will go for a couple of days. Residence Life and Dining officials will be present behind the dorms within the campus. There students can find tools and help from volunteers with their move in.
Baldwin says that volunteers run the gamut of college personnel and organizations, including UW's new president, Bob Sternberg, who is said will be assisting with move-in efforts.