UNL student move-in next week

Posted By: Megan Conway


Moving day; a time for emotions, nerves and maybe some tears. For new students, transitioning to campus life for the first time, while drivers, putting up with the temporary lane closures that come with a sudden increase in traffic.

"We try to help the community understand that on those move–in days that are so heavy, with Thursday and Friday of next week, that really they're going to be happier if they stay away from campus," says Sue Gildersleeve, Director of University Housing.

Next Monday, you'll see students moving in early for sorority rush. Then on Thursday and Friday, the rest of the student body will arrive. During that time, expect a couple of lanes on 16th and 17th streets to be blocked off. For those still preparing to head to Lincoln, a little advice.

"We try to help students understand that you don't need to bring everything unless you live a very far distance from campus," says Gildersleeve.

This year, a new, close by housing option will also help. Latitude apartments at 11th and P streets offers furnished rooms, a swimming pool and jumbotron.

"We definitely want to cater to those individuals who might not have furniture and are just moving off campus for the first time or just moving to the area for a year or two and don't want to make those big purchases," says Kristi Block, Latitude Leasing Professional.

The building is still under construction, but the rooms should be done by move-in on Tuesday. 

"We've been leasing for the last year and we're right around 70 percent leased right now and we're down to availability in 3 and 4 bedroom apartments," says Block.

Other new off–campus housing options include apartments at 22nd and Antelope Parkway and on–campus 50/50 apartments.