In past years, UND’s residence hall move-in began on Friday and ran through the weekend. This year, move-in begins Saturday for a number of reasons, according to Peter Johnson, university spokesperson.
“We’re trying to reorganize the set of experiences for students arriving on campus,” he said.
Bypassing Friday allows the university to compress Welcome Weekend events in hopes of keeping students more engaged during their first few days on campus.
“Before there were a lot of events on Friday and Saturday and then not much Sunday or Monday,” Johnson said. “We don’t want students to lose their enthusiasm for being here.”