AUSTIN, Texas — Now in its 25th year, Mooov-In marks the start of Longhorn Welcome with more than 7,400 students moving into 14 on-campus residence halls Aug. 24-25. This year, incoming residents come from 44 states; Washington, D.C.; 35 countries; and six continents. More than 350 faculty members, staff members and students volunteer their time to assist University Housing and Dining, one of nine departments in the Division of Student Affairs, with Mooov-In. Longhorn Welcome is a series of free events for incoming first-year and transfer students to help them feel at home on the Forty Acres.
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 24, 9 to 10 a.m.
WHERE: Central check-in at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
WHO: University representatives will be available for interviews during central check-in. Spanish-speaking representatives are available upon request. Afterward, media are invited to Duren Residence Hall at 2624 Whitis Ave. to get additional video footage.
Early morning interviews with University Housing and Dining staffers and student leaders are available upon request at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Please coordinate with Cynthia Lew by Monday, Aug. 20, if you would like to set up at central check-in for early morning news shows.
BACKGROUND: The goal of Mooov-In is to create a smooth transition for incoming students, providing a welcoming environment that helps prepare them to graduate in four years. This year, approximately 78 percent of the residents living on campus will be freshmen.
Longhorn Welcome continues through Sept. 8 with 11 other signature events including Gone to Texas, Horns Up Night and Party on the Plaza. The Division of Student Affairs, colleges, schools, units and campus partners host other Longhorn Welcome events to celebrate UT Austin’s spirit and culture.