Move In Day at WVU Comes with Tears, Traffic and a Big Welcome from Dr. Gee

By Local News | August 13, 2017
By Alex Wiederspiel.  The dormitory streets of Morgantown are clogged with traffic from parents moving their children into West Virginia University.
 
Move-in day saw more than 5,000 students and their parents descend on parts of downtown Morgantown — including Beechurst, High Street, Maiden Lane, and University — as they packed the halls of Dadisman, Stalnaker, Boreman, Summit, and Seneca. Additionally, the Evansdale Campus also saw significant traffic as students moved into Towers, Lincoln Hall, and Oakland Hall.
 
“It took about an hour to get from [University] to here,” said Lisa Gatling, who was moving her freshman son Christopher into Boreman Hall.
 
Move-in weekend officially began Friday with the arrival of 925 students to the honors college.
 
“When they say you need to have patience, they were not joking,” Gatling said, laughing. “I need to have a drink.”

Christopher Gatling, an incoming freshman at WVU, and his mother Lisa.

The Gatlings drove just under four hours from York, Pennsylaniva to move their son into Boreman Hall, the first of seven children who chose not to stay local.
 
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