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Last modified: Monday, August 19, 2013

Media advisory: Move-In Day is Wednesday at IU Bloomington

Aug. 19, 2013

EDITORS: Opportunities for photography, video and interviews on Move-In Day will be available to media. For assistance in making arrangements, contact Mark Land at 812-322-9016 or; or Ryan Piurek at 812-340-1018 or

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Thousands of new Indiana University Bloomington students will arrive this week as the campus opens its residence halls for official Move-In Day on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Residence halls will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday, and special traffic patterns will be in place as parents help new IU students move into the dorm rooms that will be their home for the academic year.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie, first lady Laurie Burns McRobbie and Dean of Students Harold "Pete" Goldsmith will greet students and their families as they arrive. They will tour the residence halls from approximately 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., starting at Forest and Rose Avenue residence halls.

Move-In Day 2011

Students and their parents move items into residence hall on the IU Bloomington campus.

Print-Quality Photo

Move-in Day kicks off a full slate of Welcome Week activities, beginning with Freshman Induction ceremonies presided over by Provost Lauren Robel at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday in the IU Auditorium.

"With Welcome Week, students really start to connect with the people, places and services of IU," said Melanie Payne, director of First-Year Experience Programs. "By going to events of Welcome Week -- academic, social, large, small, required and optional -- they are meeting people, learning the campus and exploring what is here to help them be successful as Hoosiers."

Some of the week's most popular traditions continue, including CultureFest, Traditions and Spirit of IU, Rec Fest, Taste of IMU, open houses, job fairs and late-night shopping trips. New this year are a Welcome Week Concert Saturday evening in the parking lot at Fee Lane and 13th Street and a new feature that lets students create their own personalized activities schedule using IUMobile.

As students move into residence halls Wednesday morning, Mark Land and Ryan Piurek (see above) will be on site to coordinate media requests and identify the locations of the touring administrators. IU Communications staff can also connect media with new students who have agreed to be interviewed.

Rose Avenue Residence Hall opens

This year's Move-In Day marks the opening of Rose Avenue Residence Hall, a $38 million project located at Rose Avenue and Jones Drive. The hall will be home to 440 students in a variety of living arrangements.

Rose Avenue features four double rooms with assigned bathrooms controlled by card access and storage lockers for each student; two-person suites with shared baths; and single rooms with private baths. Each residential wing has multiple locations to support student group interactions. In the fall of 2014, the hall will be home to a new living learning center affiliated with the School of Education.

All rooms are fully furnished and include air conditioning, fire protection, card-access security, cable TV, wireless Internet, utilities and insulated windows. The facility is equipped with a laundry room with eco-friendly washers and dryers. Rose Avenue rooms will be available Wednesday for media to photograph.

Rose Avenue's outdoor features include street-side terrace seating, covered bike storage, a basketball court and rooftop solar panels. Interior features include a fitness area and dance studio, classrooms, a coffee house, music practice rooms, academic advisor offices, an RPS Libraries/Movies/Music and More service center, a student government office, a computer center and collaborative work space.

Rose Avenue Residence Hall represents Indiana University's vision for the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International 21st Century Project residential facility. The multi-phased initiative re-imagines the future of college and university housing.

Traffic update

The following changes are in place this week through Wednesday:

  • Rose Avenue will be one-way north from Third Street to Seventh Street, and Jones Drive will be one-way east from Jordan Avenue to Rose Avenue.
  • Fee Lane will be one-way south from Law Lane to 10th Street (Expect road construction at the corner of Fee and Law lanes). Traffic entering Fee Lane from Law Lane will only be able to make a right turn.
  • Sunrise Drive, located between Teter and Ashton residence centers, will be one-way south.

The following changes will be in place Wednesday only:

  • Around Collins Living Learning Center, Woodlawn Avenue will be one-way south and Park Street will be one-way north.
  • The fire lane at Eigenmann Residence Center will reverse direction: Traffic will enter from Union Street and exit onto 10th Street.

Additional travel and road information is available from the City of Bloomington and the Indiana Department of Transportation.