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URI updates early move-in schedule in wake of Hurricane Irene

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. – August 28, 2011 –University of Rhode Island students who were scheduled to move into campus housing Monday, Aug. 29 as part of the early arrival program, should now move in Tuesday, Aug. 30.

In addition, the original early move-in program schedule will resume Tuesday. The first day of full operations at Hope Commons dining center will also be Tuesday.

Postponing Monday’s early move-in for one day for such groups as That Ram Band, student leadership members and student employees will give all University staff a chance to thoroughly assess damage caused by Hurricane Irene, remove any possible hazards and barriers and conduct general cleanup duties. During the height of Sunday’s storm, University crews were dealing with downed trees, power outages and downed utility lines.

To obtain the latest information about the Early Move-In program, please visit the Department of Housing and Residential Life web site. Regular move-in days for freshmen are Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4 and for upperclassmen, Monday, Sept. 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 6. Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 7.