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BEND, OR -- More than 200 students will move into Central Oregon Community College's new residence hall Thursday. Stephanie Bilbrey with COCC says they learned a lot with last weekend's practice run, when 30 OSU-Cascades students moved in. "We're going to meet with campus Public Safety talk about the moving of cars and boxes and people all throughout. And, we'll convene with all our volunteers to fine-tune everything we saw; we had some lessons learned, so we'll kind of re-tool and make every tiny detail perfect," Bilbrey tells KBND.


And, she reminds students packing carefully will help things run smoothly. "Tip number one is to check out our 'what to bring' list that we provide. That's highly recommended. It's also 'what not bring.'  You know, there are certain things like, you can't bring a toaster!"


Move-in starts at 9 a.m. and will continue through 5 p.m. COCC says about 70% of students are from Oregon, 20% are from western states including California, Washington and Idaho. Classes start Monday. 

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