CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas has set two moving times for incoming freshmen, hoping to avoid the traffic jams that developed last year when many tried to move in at the same time.
Freshmen move-in day is Sunday, and the school expects about 2,000 new students. New dormitory residents will move in during the morning or afternoon, depending on their room assignments.
"Last year, we had a bit of trouble getting people unloaded and moved in as quickly as we would have liked," said Colin Stanton, the university's director of new student programs.
Stanton said Tuesday that the goal was to reduce stress for students and their families.
Those in Baridon, Bear, Carmichael, Conway and Hughes halls will move in between 8 a.m. and noon this Sunday. Those in Arkansas, Bernard, Farris, Short-Denney and State will move in from noon to 4 p.m.
About 80 student-orientation staffers and an additional group of faculty and staff will be available to help students move in.