The Office of Housing and Residential Life welcomed more than 2,700 students to campus during the annual student move-in days on Aug. 27 and 28. The demand for on-campus housing remains high as Eastern's residence halls are filled to capacity, which required assigning students to the Best Western Hotel in Mansfield. Despite a short period of rain, the move-in process went extremely well, as faculty, staff, student volunteers, student leaders and Eastern alumni were on hand to greet and welcome students and their parents to the campus.
Residential students come from 44 countries, 26 states, and more than 200 communities, making Eastern's residential population a diverse community of scholars who will benefit from the inclusive communities, active learning opportunities and social life that the residence halls provide.
To help residential students, as well as commuters, learn more about campus opportunities, hundreds of students, faculty and staff attended the Annual President's Picnic and Student Activities Fair on Sept. 6 outside the Student Center. Chartwell's Food Services fed more than 2,000 people, and long lines of students signed up to join more than 70 student clubs.
Hundreds of students also signed up for community service opportunities through the Center for Community Engagement.