ISU prepares for Move In Week

By WEEK Reporter

August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- Tuesday was the calm before the storm, that is a storm of students at Illinois State University.

The University said it is ready for the organized move-in chaos beginning Wednesday.

Some 6,000 students are expected to move in on campus over the next three days.

Those students and their parents are encouraged to visit Illinois State University's housing website prior to arriving in Normal.

The website provides plenty of maps to help navigate through the traffic and chaos, even highlighting which routes are best to get to each residence hall or apartment complex.

If you don't grab a map, nearly 400 students and staff members will be available to answer any questions and help with the process.

"Things are going to be pretty well organized. You're going to see a lot of friendly faces," said Director of Media Relations Eric Jome. "We just ask people to be patient. It does take some time and you will be waiting in a line a little bit, but things will move along."

Anyone not moving in over the next three days is being asked to avoid the ISU campus area, if possible, to help reduce the traffic congestion.

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