Oregon State University will host the main day of new resident move in Sunday, Sept. 17, for students living on campus.

More than 3,600 residents are expected to arrive Sunday, many with family and friends. Increased traffic and congestion are expected around campus. More than 500 volunteers will help with move in.

In addition, more than 400 international student residents arrived on Sept. 11 and 12. And, with other students who arrived early, more than 1,000 students will already have moved into their residence halls before Sept. 17. In total, more than 4,700 students will be living on campus this year.

OSU will offer some new options in housing and dining this year, including:

-        A Living-Learning Community (LLC) in McNary Hall focused on the practice of mindfulness. OSU’s LLCs are academic programs that partner with a residential community to enhance students’ academic and leadership pursuits.

-        A new transfer student lounge in Halsell Hall, providing a community and study space for transfer students, regardless of if they live on campus..

-        Monthly sustainable seafood specials in every dining center as part of a larger initiative to source local, sustainable and organic foods whenever possible. Campus dining is open to the public, and campus visitors are encouraged to try the featured dishes, which will range from fish florentine to beer battered sole with chips.

For more information on these events and initiatives, or on volunteering to help welcome new students on Move-In Day, contact University Housing & Dining Services at 541-737-4771 or [email protected].

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About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 34,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Theresa Hogue

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Jennifer Viña, 541-737-4771, [email protected]

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