The first wave of students moved in on the Southeast Missouri State University campus Thursday.
Freshman students and their families packed Broadway and North Sprigg Street throughout the morning and early afternoon as they made their way to the Show Me Center for check-in and registration before unloading vehicles in front of residence halls. Move-in began at 6 a.m. By 9:30 a.m., the circle driveway and parking lot in front of the Towers Complex filled to capacity. Construction on the new dorm with space for about 260 students, called New Hall until a more proper name can be assigned, recently was finished. Southeast will welcome its second round of students today. Bruce Skinner, assistant vice president for student success and director of residence life, said 3,046 students had signed housing contracts with the university to live on campus this year. About one-third of those checked in Thursday morning,. The university will welcome back students with a weekend full of events, including the traditional ice cream pig-out today and a welcome-back picnic Sunday.
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