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Media Advisory: UT Austin to Welcome 7,400 Longhorns to Campus during “Mooov-In”

UT Austin will welcome more than 7,400 students from 46 states, 51 countries and six continents to the Forty Acres during “Mooov-In.”

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AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin will welcome more than 7,400 students from 46 states, 51 countries and six continents to the Forty Acres during “Mooov-In.” More than 400 faculty members, staffers and student volunteers will help the newest generation of Longhorns and their families “Mooov-In” to 14 on-campus residence halls. Mooov-In is organized by Housing and Food Service, part of the Division of Student Affairs.

WHEN: Friday, August 21, 10 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Central check-in at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK Jr. Boulevard.

WHO: University President Gregory L. Fenves, Vice President for Student Affairs Gage Paine and Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly will be available to answer questions from the media during central check-in. Spanish-speaking spokespeople will also be available upon request. Afterward, media are invited to Duren Residence Hall at 2624 Whitis Ave. for additional video footage.

BACKGROUND: For 22 years, Mooov-In has helped students get settled into UT Austin’s 14 on-campus residence halls. The goal of the event is to create a smooth transition to college for students, preparing them to start learning and get on the path to graduate in four years. This year, 72 percent of the residents living on campus will be freshmen. For more information on Mooov-In, visit Housing and Food Service.

Mooov-In officially kicks off Longhorn Welcome, a series of free events for incoming first-year and transfer students to the university. Because entering a university alongside more than 51,000 classmates can be overwhelming, Longhorn Welcome events offer students the opportunity to begin their experience here with a supportive community.

The festivities continue through Sept. 5 with 10 signature events including “Gone to Texas,” “Horns Up Night” and “Party on the Plaza.” Dozens of other Longhorn Welcome events are also taking place to celebrate UT Austin’s core values and traditions. For a full schedule, visit www.longhornwelcome.com.