Plymouth State University Move-In August 29

August 27th, 2010 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
The busiest day of the year for Plymouth State University and surrounding communities arrives Sunday, August 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nearly 2300 students will converge on campus, with the busiest time from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Traffic in the towns of Plymouth and Holderness will be heaviest in that time frame.

President Steen and parent
PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, left, greets an incoming student and her mother during the 2009 Move-In

All cars will be allowed 15 minutes to unload near the residence halls and then will be directed to park in the Facilities Lot or the PE Center Visitor Parking Lot both located on Route 175A across the bridge. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen said Move-In is a special time for everyone involved.

“It’s incredibly exciting, with the students displaying so much enthusiasm and energy. It’s good to see them so happy about their return to Plymouth State,” said University President Sara Jayne Steen, who will personally greet students and their families. “The parents have many emotions, both excitement for their students’ futures, but some nervousness, too. We hope parents come back to visit and see the campus in full-swing, perhaps at our Homecoming and Family Celebration on October 1-3.”

With clockwork-like precision, University and Plymouth police, residence hall staff and building workers help incoming students park, unload and move their belongings into the University’s eight residence halls. PSU athletic teams and community members will pitch in to help students move in and get settled.

By Sunday evening, it is expected that more than 80% of the students will have been moved in to their on-campus residences. The remainder will arrive on Monday and Tuesday before classes start Wednesday, September 1.

This year marks the appearance of PSU’s Welcome Center and Ice Arena, located on Rt. 175-A across from the Foley Gymnasium. The $16 million facility was just completed after a 15-month construction phase. The Ice Arena will serve as a teaching facility for instruction and research in ice activities, a home for Panther varsity men’s and women’s ice hockey teams, and a site for student recreation as well as community skating.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

In the News

Example Image

PSU’s Center for the Environment celebrates 10th anniversary

PLYMOUTH — One of New Hampshire’s most effective environmental research and protection organizations celebrated its tenth anniversary Aug. 29. The Center for the Environment (CFE) at Plymouth State University was created in 2004 to study the science, policies, culture, and economics of the natural environment in northern New England through research, education, and collaboration. In […]

Example Image

PSU celebrates new year at Fall Convocation

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters awarded to Joseph Nye, Jr. PLYMOUTH — One of the nation’s most important leaders in international relations was honored by Plymouth State University at its convocation ceremony Sept. 2. Joseph S. Nye, Jr. received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, presented by PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. Convocation is the […]

Example Image

PSU Announces 2014 Distinguished Faculty

Professors Paul Rogalus, Scott Coykendall and Mark Green Honored PLYMOUTH — Professors Paul Rogalus, Scott Coykendall and Mark Green were honored by their Plymouth State University faculty colleagues at the institution’s annual Faculty Day event Aug. 27. Julie Bernier, PSU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, presented Green with the Award for Distinguished Scholarship, […]