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UMass upperclassmen begin moving in for school year

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If you were anywhere near the town on Sunday, chances are you had some traffic issues with which to contend. The University of Massachusetts upperclassmen began moving back to campus.

Thirteen-thousand students are scheduled to arrive both Sunday and Monday.

Residential Life partnered with University and Student Services to assist the students in some of the densely populated areas of the campus.

The university also created several route changes and staffed law enforcement to keep traffic flowing smoothly.

"The new feature that's really exciting today is, that we've done it for the first time, is something called 'New to You,'" said UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. "It's a recycling program that our students started. Basically when students move out of the residence halls, they collected everything they were going to throw away. They worked with them, cleaned them up and repaired them, so it's good for the environment, for the students and it's a great volunteer program."

Subbaswamy visited students on Sunday during their move in and thanked volunteers around the campus.

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