Numbers Tell a Story

Move-in day with student-athlete volunteers

Members of the Bear Welcome Crew help freshmen and their families on Move-In Day. The 661 volunteers included UNC student-athletes - some with lighter loads than others.

Hannah Swick / UNC

What goes into preparing for the start of an academic year at the University of Northern Colorado? Facts and figures illustrate the effort to prepare for the start of the fall semester.

1.2 million - square feet of housing space cleaned for the arrival of 3,100 students moving into 17 residence halls, six university-owned houses and 98 apartments.

474 - hours spent decorating residence halls (door décor, public areas, lobbies, lounges and front desks).

232 - hours taking inventory in residence halls to verify room furnishings.

30,000+ - textbooks ordered by the UNC Bookstore and Fan Shop for the first week of school.

3,519 - new student ID cards printed during spring and summer orientations.

2,950 - student ID cards reprinted to replace returning students' lost or broken cards.

49,500 - pounds of food ordered by Dining Services for the first three days of school.

5,250 - meals served in one day at Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Hall and the University Center in one day.

1,800 - new students expected to enjoy their first meal of the new semester (dinner on Thursday, Aug. 23).

23,000 - dirty dishes that will be washed at the end of the school day on Aug. 27.

5.7 million - square feet, or 130 acres, of grass and landscape plantings trimmed for the first day of classes.

6,000 - parking spaces that were either repainted or resurfaced.

661 - volunteers part of the Bear Welcome Crew, who help freshmen and their families on Move-In Day.

130 - students selected to participate in the Lead On program (for incoming freshman to get involved with leadership opportunities by participating in campus workshops before the first week of school).

377 - New computers installed in student computer labs

1,200 - Computers in labs and classrooms that received software updates

18,300 - Average number of calls a day handled by university's phone system

254 - Average amount of MB per second of Internet bandwidth consumed during opening weekend

1,281 - Number of phone calls to the Technical Support Center the week before start of classes

$22.6 million - Amount of institutional scholarships and tuition waivers (compared to about $6 million less than 10 years ago.)

- Katie Owston, Senior Journalism Major