Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 16, 2013

WVU warns drivers to expect Move-In Day congestion


Associated Press

MORGANTOWN — Morgantown drivers are being warned to expect major traffic congestion as some 6,000 students move into campus housing at West Virginia University.

Police say it will last from 8:30 a.m. to at least 3:30 p.m. Friday, even though students have been given specific time slots for checking into their residence halls.

Students living off-campus are asked to avoid returning to campus Friday and to avoid unnecessary trips. WVU officials recommend they use Mountain Line buses and the PRT.

Dorm residents will attend their first mandatory floor meetings at 5 p.m. Friday to meet their resident assistants and floor mates.

On Sunday, some 5,000 new students will attend a mandatory University Welcome program featuring President Jim Clements, Provost Michele Wheatly and Student Government Association President Ryan Campione.

Classes start Monday.