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Challenges with UI Move-In

IOWA CITY (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Move-in week at the University of Iowa starts this Saturday, and the school wants students to be aware of some challenges they may face during that time.

Fewer than 100 new students will be placed in expanded housing, where the university converts residence hall lounges into big bedrooms to accommodate for housing overflow, said Assistant Vice President of Student Life Von Stange.

Around 400 returning students will be put up in off-campus apartments, paid for by Iowa, Stange said.

That number is lower than last year, and UI is hoping to cut it down even more when it opens a new residence hall in 2015, Stange said.

Students may also run into traffic, as construction of the I-80 ramps at the Dubuque Street interchange is still on-going. The university is asking people to find alternate routes on to campus next week.

"We are concerned about that and we've taken some steps in order to ensure that we try to make the delays as smooth as possible," Stange said.

Stange suggested those coming from the east take the Dodge Street exit, and those coming from the west to get off at First Avenue in Coralville. The university is putting up new signs to help people find their way, Stange said.

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