Volunteers Help UA Students Move In

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About 1,000 University of Arkansas students are scheduled to move into the dorms Wednesday (Aug. 20). There were about 350 volunteers doing some heavy lifting.

Dr. Lynette Bryant dropped off her 18-year-old daughter at the UA. They traveled from Little Rock.

"When I first drove up, they said I had 30 minutes to get all of this stuff out of the car and I was like, 'what!'" she said. "Then all of these folks came, all I had to do was open the car door, they took everything out of the car, how wonderful."

Quinn Peters, volunteer, said he decided to start getting involved early. He's a freshman.

"This is going to be four of the biggest years of your life," Peters said. "...this is the time to step up and be excited, I mean there are so many opportunities here."

Chancellor G. David Gearhart and Provost Sharon Gaber were also helping students around 8 a.m.

Areas to avoid include Garland Avenue, Cleveland Street, Leverett and Maple Street. The north side of campus is expected to be congested, according to Scott Flanagan, executive director of communication division of student affairs.

"Everyone has an actual move-in time so those people that are moving in have been assigned a time," Flanagan said. "We really hope that they all show up on time. It just makes things a lot smoother."

Move-in started at 7 a.m. and it's expected to last until about noon.