Move-in day for Wright State students not as busy amid lower enrollment

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 9:18 AM

Move-in day on Thursday for Wright State University students was not as busy as usual.

Enrollment at the university is projected to be down by nearly 2,300 students, costing the university around $16 million.

Wright State is having to make budget cuts including $5 million on scholarships, $60,000 on maintenance, more than $1 million on contracted labor, $1 million on debt payments and about $2 million on other expenses due to reduced enrollment.

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Student volunteers helping with the move-in at the university said they’re still ready to make this year successful.

“One of the words I live by is to finish what I’m doing and so I love what I’m doing, and I just want to accomplish my goals,” Jayla Tarver, a junior in nursing, said.

Another student said he also is ready for a productive year.

“There’s been a lot of ups and downs, but I think we’re finally past the worst of it so there’s a lot to look forward to,” Clark Harrison, senior in engineering, said.