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August 31st, 2008 by Adam

PSU Move-In Day 2008

PLYMOUTH, N.H.––One of the busiest and most exciting days of the year for Plymouth State University, and surrounding communities, arrived today with the nearly 1,700 students and their families who converged on campus for the University’s annual Move-In Day.

“It is truly a joyous day and I’ve had the opportunity to welcome so many wonderful students and families to campus today,” said PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. “I’ve heard great stories from families about their Plymouth State experience.”

“I spoke with one family today who was bringing their third of three children to attend PSU,” Steen added. “I also spoke with parents who met while they were students here and were excited that ‘of all the schools in the country their daughter could have attended she also chose to attend PSU.’”

Traditionally held on the Sunday before the start of classes, PSU Move-In Day is designed for students to quickly and efficiently fill the University’s eight residence halls with the help of staff, students and families.

The PSU football and wrestling teams helped incoming students unload and move their belongings into their rooms. Head football coach Paul Castonia had the football team practicing at 5:30 a.m. before they got out to help students move in between 8:30 and noon.

The wrestling team took the afternoon shift. Senior wrestler Ryan Schieding said he and his teammates were glad to help with the heavy lifting as he and four others offered to move first-year student Amanda Volz’s large stacks to the seventh floor of Grafton Hall.

“That would be awesome!” she responded to their offer. Her parents Gerard and Stephanie Volz, who traveled six and a half hours from East Quogue, NY, also appreciated the help.

PSU Move-In Day 2008
PSU Move-In Day 2008
PSU Move-In Day 2008
PSU Move-In Day 2008

After moving their son Kyle into his campus room, Rob Sullivan and his wife Barbara were in the PSU Bookstore stocking up on PSU apparel. “The notebooks and supplies are for Kyle,” Robert said. “The hat, shirt and sweatshirt are for me.”

The activity was not limited to campus; it also involved the communities of Holderness and Plymouth, with downtown businesses embracing the students’ return. Many businesses were open and several had expanded their hours to accommodate the crowds.

PSU has nearly 4,300 undergraduate students, 2,500 of whom live on campus. By Sunday evening, more than 80 percent of the students had moved in to their on-campus residences. The remainder will arrive on Monday and Tuesday before the first full day of classes Wednesday, Sept. 3.

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

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