MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown’s population will grow significantly on Friday.
An estimated 6,000 West Virginia University students will be moving in ahead of the start of classes for the 2013 Fall Semester on Monday.
Traffic is expected to be the heaviest between 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
To better manage traffic, students have been given specific time slots for checking in at their respective residence halls. “We’ll check them in and get them settled for the start of weekend activities and classes on Monday,” said WVU Dean of Students Corey Farris.
Farris talked logistics with MetroNews Affiliate WAJR-AM in Morgantown.
“We know the arteries coming into campus, both the Downtown and Evansdale, will be congested,” he said. “We’ve got a complement of WVU Police and Morgantown Police and we’ve also hired some others to help direct traffic and monitor key intersections.”
Welcome Week events are planned for Friday evening. On Sunday, new students will be part of the official University Welcome in Morgantown.
Classes begin Monday at WVU.