Office of Housing and Residential Life officials reported that move-in went well this year, considering that Hurricane Irene knocked out power to much of the surrounding area. Even though the ground was still damp, the hurricane did not dampen the spirits of students on move-in day. In a span of 12 hours, more than 2,600 students moved into the residence halls on-campus and the Best Western Hotel in Mansfield. Residential students hail from many countries, 15 states and 207 different communities in Connecticut. A team of returning students were on hand to greet the new students and their parents.