CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Thursday's the big move-in day on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Officials say as many as 3,000 students will pack their gear into residence halls Wednesday and through the weekend.
And, that includes into a new dorm.
Construction on the new hall just wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. This will be the first time in a couple of years that all resident Southeast students will be actually be living on campus.
"Some had been a hotel for the past two years," said Bruce Skinner, Director of Southeast Residence Life. "This year with the new residence hall, we don't have anyone out at Candlewood. They were great partners, but we prefer to have our students here on the main campus. I think our students, while they enjoyed Candlewood and enjoyed having their own space, students are happy to be back on the main campus."
Plans are also in the works to construct a new dorm on the river campus for art and music students to live closer to their studio and theater space.