MacCracken, Richard and Porter halls are open after being renovated. The halls include improved accessibility and safety features, additional community and study areas.
Stanton Hall is closed for renovation and will reopen in August 2020 and Wilson Hall was demolished and the site was restored with a lawn.
Miami officials said the move-in day went smoothly thanks to hundreds of school volunteers – including Crawford and his wife Renate – lending a hand as the new students toted their belongings from cars, trucks and trailers into residence halls.
The freshmen, along with 19,700 other undergraduates and graduate students, begin classes Monday.
The freshmen class of more than 4,300 breaks last year’s record large class of 3,900 students.
Miami University is annually ranked among America’s top academic universities.
Bethany Perkins, director of admission at Miami, said “with students from 43 states and two dozen countries, it’s clear the word is out among students and families about Miami’s unparalleled commitment to undergraduate education.”
Miami also has two regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, which together enroll 5,000 students.
The Miami University network of campuses, which also includes the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester Twp., is the largest employer in Butler County.