COLLEGEVILLE - Over 950 new students will be moving into their new homes at St. John's University and the College of Saint Benedict on Thursday.

Andy Dirksen oversees first-year orientation activities on both campuses and says students will have time to find their classrooms and meet with advisors.

"There will be time for both students who may be more extroverted or introverted to have time to just really connect with students, particularly on Friday and Saturday evening."

Students will be moving in from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dirksen says there will be plenty of time dedicated to the students touring campus and finding where they need to go once classes kick off on Monday.

"It also allows us to do some messaging and have some conversations for some of the difficult things they may face-regarding alcohol and other just typical college things."

Hundreds of students, staff and alumni are expected to help the new students on both campuses move-in. There will also be about 50 orientation leaders on both campuses.

Last year, new student enrollment was 542 at CSB and 450 at SJU for a combined first year class of 992.

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