GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Construction of the main campus student center took away approximately 450 parking spots, leading to long waits on ECU move-in day.
"This year is a little bit different because of the construction going on with the student center," said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Virginia Hardy.
Hardy estimated around 1,000 to 1,500 moved in Wednesday. That is around a third of the total move in, which will continue on Thursday and Friday.
"A lot of the parking lots are closed because of construction, so people are actually checking in over at Minges [Coliseum], and from Minges we are shepherding them to the various halls in which they are going to be moving in," Hardy said.
That led to a congested Charles Boulevard, with some movers claiming to have been waiting for over two hours, just to get a parking pass outside Minges Coliseum.
Campus officials recommend upcoming movers get to the school early, bring lots of water and bring lots of patience. The first day of classes is Monday.
The student center is scheduled to open in 2018.