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Horizon Village will give more than 300 students a new, state-of-the-art and sustainable place to call “home” when the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh welcomes students to campus for the 2012-2013 academic year this coming weekend.

For the first time in more than 40 years, UW Oshkosh will be able to offer students a brand new on campus living option, one that has literally changed the horizon of UW Oshkosh as it was constructed over the last two years. It’s one of the big highlights of Move-in Day 2012, set to begin on Sunday, Sept. 2 and continue into Monday, Sept. 3. Classes for the 2012-2013 academic year will launch on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the state’s third-largest institution welcoming 13,500 students.

Two years in the making, check out this time-lapse video of Horizon Village’s construction:

Upperclassmen who will live in Horizon Village will begin moving in Monday. The residence hall has uniquely designed two- and four-bedroom suites that include a kitchenette, two bathrooms and a furnished living room along with other building amenities. (Take a virtual tour courtesy of the student artists of the UW Oshkosh Department of Residence Life!)

A formal dedication of Horizon Village is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21.

New and transfer student move-in
Freshman and transfer students who will be living on campus this year will make their way to campus Sunday. Move-in begins at 9 a.m.; time slots are assigned based on floor and residence hall designation.

What students need to know:

  • Residence Life Move-in details: With one click, new and returning students living in residence halls can see the move-in schedule for their specific residence hall. There are also links to Residence Life Web pages with more information and contacts to help questions answered before the trip to campus.
  • Online maps: Students and their families can find turn-by-turn travel directions. For more information: City of Oshkosh construction updates; Highway 41 construction updates.
  • Social networks: Be sure to like the UW Oshkosh Facebook page and follow UW Oshkosh on Twitter @uwoshkosh for updates. Also, use the hashtag #uwomovein for up-to-date move-in information on Sunday, Sept. 2.
  • Parking: Every student will be issued one parking pass that corresponds to their residence hall. This parking pass needs to be displayed on the rear view mirror while in the unloading zone for your building. Staff will be available to help unload vehicles. When unloading is complete, vehicles will need to move to a permanent parking space. Cars left unattended in the loading zone will be towed.

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