Students move into to University of Tennessee dorms

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Saturday the University of Tennessee’s class of 2022 moved into dorms.  

Grace Sprandel is a UT freshman. She says the moving process went well.

“I think it’s gone pretty smoothly,” said Sprandel. “It was made really easy with the moving people.”

Grace and her mom made the drive from Nashville bright and early Saturday morning to get a head start on setting up her dorm room. 

“I think it’s pretty good,” said Sprandel. “I got to choose which side I wanted because we got here first.”

Grace is one the 2,555 students that were left to move in Saturday morning of the 7,500 students living on campus this year. 

“This morning pretty much started with, as you can expect, traffic flow, and half our battle is getting students on to campus,” said Chandra Myrick, the Executive Director of University Housing. 

Myrick she says traffic is always one of the biggest obstacle on move in day. 

“The goal is when students and families are right near the building to unload their vehicles and then move their vehicles elsewhere to be able to keep the traffic flowing,” said Myrick. “I’ve actually been around in our golf cart and found it pretty easy to navigate one side of campus to the other.”

Grace says she isn’t sure what she wants to major in just yet but she is excited to get her first year as a Tennessee Vol underway. 

“Meeting people,” said Grace. “Just immersing myself in the UT community,”

Classes start Wednesday August 22. 

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