This year’s Mean Green Move-In kicked off the start of the school year with a record number of students settling into their new homes and 3758 total residences moving in over the weekend.

Housing and Residence Life’s three-day event spanned from August 13-15 with Mean Green Move-In marking the official opening of the Fall semester, bringing life to campus with students and families filled with excitement to start the school year and move into their residence halls.

This event included the volunteer assistance of campus partners throughout the residence halls, with the community coming together to assist students and their families as they make the transition to living on campus. Student organizations, faculty, staff, Denton community members were all on hand to help with the move-in.

Mean Green Move-In volunteers

This year’s move-in adjusted to previous year’s format due to the ongoing pandemic by keeping the students safe while they moved in with social distancing procedures. Times were assigned to each student ranging from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all three days to spread out the arrival of families to campus and avoided having too many people around each other.

On day 1 of Mean Green Move-In, 1586 students checked in to residence halls around campus. Day 2 had 1394 students check in to move-in to their dorm rooms. And on the last day of Mean Green Move-In, 778 students checked to their new homes on campus at their respected residence halls. With 4786 residence who have checked into their dorm rooms overall, or 79.5% of the booked on-campus residents, another 1000+ arrived after the official move-in weekend.

This was an experience enjoyed by the students as they were excited to start the school year and to back on campus again for an in-person experience.

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Mean Green Move-In families going up to the dorm rooms with their belongings