Student unpacking in room

Move-in day at Campus Village Residence Hall saw another capacity crowd of CU Denver students carry boxes into rooms and enjoy their first taste of Lynx Life. This year’s group of 720 residents were treated to something new — a 20-foot inflatable Milo the Lynx, greeting everyone as students moved into their home away from home.

Move in day
Along with clothes and school supplies, some students moved their favorite plants into their rooms.

The army of CU Denver representatives on hand — including the University leadership team, representatives from student government and the Office of Student Life & Campus Community — helped the new Campus Village residents unload cars and get settled. A cool-down station in the Lynx Wagon provided snow cones and ice water while an ice cream social meet-and-greet took capped the festive day.

This week the residents will be among approximately 14,300 enrolled students starting the fall semester at Colorado’s only public urban research university. CU Denver this fall has a record number of approximately 1,700 incoming freshmen, marking a 13 percent increase over last year. About half the freshman class are first-generation college students.

CU Denver is known as “CU in the City” and is the most diverse research university in Colorado. Approximately 47 percent of undergraduates are students of color.

Move-in-Day photo with a student, Milo and Dorothy
Chancellor Dorothy Horrell and Milo the Lynx were among the many CU Denver representatives who greeted students at move-in day.
Inflatable Milo with students
A 20-foot-tall Milo the Lynx was part of the fun at this year’s move-in day celebration.
Students with snowcones
Among the many festivities of move-in day, students were treated to snow cones and an ice cream social.
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