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This fall Kansas University will let students living in student housing move in one day earlier than in years past to give them a better chance to acclimate to campus.
This year's move-in day is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21 instead of the traditional Friday. The change will help KU expand its "Hawk Week," which provides programming and resources to new students to help them adjust to college life at KU.
The next day, Friday, Aug. 22, students can attend activities and programming that will introduce them to other students, faculty, staff, the campus, support services and the transit system.
Sarah Crawford-Parker, a KU assistant vice provost and director of the university's First-Year Experience office, said in a statement the change will "provide students a full day to take the opportunity to more fully experience campus" before classes begin, and it will help introduce students to "resources to promote campus involvement and academic success."
Fall classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 25.