The Daily Gamecock

Students move in amid rain

2,100 arrive Saturday alone

A rainy move-in weekend might have soaked a few moving boxes, but the weather actually helped regulate the flow of thousands of students and their families on campus, University Housing Director of Administration Joe Fortune said.

“Things just went really well for us,” Fortune said.

For the first time, dorms opened early this year to accommodate about 1,600 students arriving to campus Wednesday for sorority recruitment and marching band activities.

The largest chunk of students — about 2,100 — moved into their dorms on Saturday. By Sunday night, all but about 50 of the more than 6,100 students living on campus had moved into their dorms, Fortune said.