Heavy traffic expected on and around campus as thousands of students move in at OSU

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More than 7,000 students are moving into their residence halls at the Ohio State University Saturday morning.

The students and their families will check in at the Schottenstein Center beginning at 7am, where they will receive the keys to their dorm room, cart tags and parking passes for the day, as well as a campus map. Interested students can even have their photograph taken with Brutus and pick up football tickets.

Once students arrive at their dorms, the Ohio State Welcome Leadership volunteers will help families unload their vehicles and take their items up to their rooms.

The university says traffic on campus and the surrounding area will be tightly controlled, so drivers who don’t need to be near campus are advised to find an alternate route. If you are headed to move-in, the university encourages you to enter 2701 Fred Taylor Drive as your GPS destination and use the Ackerman Road exit from State Route 315 to get to campus.

Students moving in will need to hang the tag they receive at check-in on their rearview mirrors and follow the designated traffic pattern as directed by move-in staff on the ground. Central campus traffic is closed to all non-move-in traffic from 7am to 4pm, and the 11th Avenue Garage is reserved for move-in parking only. Tap or click here for an interactive map of OSU’s campus.

On Sunday, students can get a head start on their college activities with the Student Involvement Fair. The fair begins at 4pm Sunday along college road. More than 700 student organizations, university departments, and non-profit organizations will be on-hand to allow students to explore their interests and passions as the new school year starts.

For more information about what to expect during move-in, tap or click here.

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