Remaining UNR students move in

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Only four days left before students at the University of Nevada, Reno begin school. Over the next few days the last remaining students will be moving into the dorms.

University officials tell KOLO 8 News Now, two-thirds of the anticipated 2,700 students have already moved in. With about 900 moving into Wolf Pack Tower at the Circus Circus.

University officials say moving in so far has gone well, especially after they lost two dorms due to the explosion in July 2019.

"If you would have asked me six weeks ago what we were going to do right after the explosion, I would have told you I have no idea,” said Jerome Maese, Director of Residential Life. “But the university made a miracle happen. We have worked with so many amazing people at the institution."

To provide meals for students, UNR installed white tents called Howler Village. The air conditioned tents will serve 3,000 meals every day.

But for the winter months and going forward, Maese says a permanent structure will be built near the Thompson Building by November 2019 until the Downunder Café reopens. That facility was damaged during the explosion.

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