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Area college students head back to school

Posted August 13, 2008

— The summer is almost officially over for some college students in the Triangle. During the next few days, they will move in at area campuses.

Move-in day can be an exhausting and emotional trek, and administrators will get in on the act at North Carolina Central University.

Last year, new Chancellor Charlie Nelms helped students carry their belongings, and he plans to break a sweat again this year.

NCCU, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University all have move-in days packed in to the next week.

One thing that might make the transition a little easier is lower-than-usual tuition hikes for students in the UNC system.

This year's average is a little more than 1 percent for the 16 campuses statewide. However, fees for other services will go up an average of 4.5 percent.

Tuition hikes for the past few years have stirred complaints from students – sometimes putting administrators who come out for move-in day on the defensive.

N.C. State students begin moving in Friday, and Carolina students can move in Saturday. At Duke, the next two weeks will include orientation activities for new students.


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  • NC is my home Aug 13, 2008

    Why is it a fluff story like this runs, but when a major utility's nuclear plant goes off line; nothing is reported?

  • Phrostbite Aug 13, 2008

    Oh how college days swiftly passed!...I'll never miss the moving in or moving out part. Moving sucks on it's on, but when it's you and a few hundred others all moving into the same building...It's the pits! I remember one year I had to move out of my Spring term dorm for a weekend & then move into my Summer dorm Monday. The university wouldn't let me just move from one dorm to another.

  • onpointe Aug 13, 2008

    My daughter will be a freshman at UNC and she is SO excited.

  • allison842 Aug 13, 2008

    Ahhh. I miss those days.