SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

September 01, 2016 12:00 ET

Record number of first and second-year students to move into residence

Residence Services ready to welcome up to 2,000 students in one day

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 01, 2016) - On Sunday, September 4, up to 2,000 new and returning University of Calgary students will move their belongings into their new homes and begin their residence experience on Move-in Day. Close to 500 student and staff volunteers will be on hand to help.

Move-in Day 2016 will see approximately 850 first-year students moving in - compared to approximately 715 first-year students in previous years - making it the largest number of first-year students living in residence on record. Additionally, there are approximately 480 second-year students moving in, an increase of 100 over last year.

Move-in day is the prelude to Fall Orientation Week, where all new students are welcomed to campus.

WHAT: University of Calgary Residence Move-in Day

WHEN: Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Media Availability from 10 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: Dining Centre at the University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW. (Suggested parking in Arts Parkade. Campus map at

WHO: Randy Maus, associate director, Residence Services; Kendra Toth, president, Residence Students' Association; Declan Mackenzie, vice-president, Residence Students' Association

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