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Pitt students begin moving in

Brian C. Rittmeyer
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Kristinia Serafini | Tribune-Review
Hunter Simpson of Greenfield jokes about his daughter Leah’s (right) luggage being too heavy as he and wife Jenia (back) help Leah unload the car on Bigelow Boulevard on move-in day for first-year students at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.
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Kristinia Serafini | Tribune-Review
Maria Wallace of Allegany, N.Y., with the help of mother Eileen (behind), wheel items to the Schenley Quad student dorms on move-in day for first-year students at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.
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Kristinia Serafini | Tribune-Review
People unpack items from a vehicle along Bigelow Boulevard in Oakland on move-in day for first-year students at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.

Students started moving in Monday for the fall semester at the University of Pittsburgh.

Pitt spokesman Kevin Zwick said 7,800 students, including 3,800 “first-years,” will be moving into on-campus housing this week. The first day of classes is Aug. 26.

The university received 32,000 freshman applications and offered admission to 18,000. Of those, 4,150 accepted, Zwick said.

The following roads will be closed while students are moving in:

• Bigelow Boulevard from Forbes to Fifth — Closed Monday to Thursday.

• University Place from Fifth to O’Hara — Closed Monday to Friday.

• Lothrop Street from Fifth to Victoria — Closed Monday to Saturday.

• North Bouquet Street from 5th to O’Hara — Closed Monday to Wednesday.

• Thackeray Street from 5th to O’Hara — Closed Monday to Wednesday.

• University Drive from Allequippa to Drive C — Closed Monday to Wednesday.

Those driving throughout Oakland are advised to plan accordingly and allow for extra travel time.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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