If there ever was a good reason for a traffic jam, this was it. Over 1,400 new students and their families came to Natchitoches Aug. 19 to start their college journey. Over 300 volunteers from campus organizations, sports teams, faculty and community organizations helped the new NSU Demons move into their dorm rooms.
NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio was on hand to help students move in to residence halls. Dozens of volunteers representing student groups and community organizations helped unpack cars, carry boxes, hand out water and offer directions for the students and parents arriving in Natchitoches.
NSU athletic director Greg Burke had a pleasant bit of serendipity as he helped the son of one of his student workers from the 90s move into his dorm room.
Move In Day kicks off Demon Days, a 42-day full schedule of activities to immerse students into campus life, service opportunities and NSU traditions. Move In weekend also features First Night Fest on the Green, New Student Convocation, the President’s Picnic and several meet and greet events.
University officials expect an increase in enrollment and retention for the Fall 2017 semester. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 21.