A banner welcoming students to Residence Hall One.

Students move into residence halls this weekend, classes begin Monday

More than 550 freshmen and returning students will move into residence halls at USF St. Petersburg this weekend as they prepare for the first day of classes on Monday.

Residence Hall One and the Residential Tower at the University Student Center will be at capacity for the fall semester. To accommodate students as they move in this weekend, Second Street S between 5th Avenue S and 6th Avenue S will be closed to thru traffic.

Freshmen will move in on Saturday and returning students on Sunday. Students can begin moving in at 9 a.m. on both days.

“We are very pleased to welcome the Class of 2017 along with our many returning students,” said Regional Chancellor Sophia T. Wisniewska. “The start of a new academic year is always energizing but this year is particularly exciting as we launch new academic programs and begin to lay the groundwork for continuing progress in the coming years.”

A series of Week of Welcome events are planned for students, beginning Saturday with a Pajama Jam party for freshmen, the annual Freshmen Convocation on Sunday, a Welcome Back Party on Monday and a comedy show at the Mahaffey Theater Thursday night.