After move-in dates at the University of Minnesota Duluth were postponed by two weeks, students began moving into residential halls Wednesday.

According to Housing & Residence Life Director Jeremy Leiferman, the plan is to move in 300-400 students per day over five days for a total of 2,200 students. Some student workers and athletes were allowed to move in earlier. Students had to schedule a time to move in this year and the housing department worked to schedule students in 10-minute intervals.

University of Minnesota Duluth Housing & Residence Life mailroom director Deb Gehl (left) checks in freshman Katie Peterson of Roseville, Minn. Wedneday at Maroon Lot B on campus. Students went through a drive-thru to pick up parking passes and room keys at assigned times during the first of five days of moving in. (Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com)
University of Minnesota Duluth Housing & Residence Life mailroom director Deb Gehl (left) checks in freshman Katie Peterson of Roseville, Minn. Wedneday at Maroon Lot B on campus. Students went through a drive-thru to pick up parking passes and room keys at assigned times during the first of five days of moving in. (Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com)

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 after moving in, students living on campus must largely remain in their rooms without any guests until at least Sept. 20, if all goes well. The university's "Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan" outlines a list of reasons students may leave their rooms during that period, including attending in-person courses, spending time outside and working.

Classes have been underway via distance learning for about a week and a half. Instructors who were preparing for in-person class, which was also delayed by two weeks, can begin teaching face-to-face Monday.

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University of Minnesota Duluth freshman Julia Drach and her mother Becky Drach both of Eau Claire, Wis. move items into Ianni Hall Wednesday afternoon. (Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com)
University of Minnesota Duluth freshman Julia Drach and her mother Becky Drach both of Eau Claire, Wis. move items into Ianni Hall Wednesday afternoon. (Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com)

Christine Pennington (right) of Stewartville, Minn. and Sarah Debevec with University of Minnesota Duluth Housing & Residence Life push carts Wednesday into Lake Superior Hall on campus during the first day of moving in to the dorms. (Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com)
Christine Pennington (right) of Stewartville, Minn. and Sarah Debevec with University of Minnesota Duluth Housing & Residence Life push carts Wednesday into Lake Superior Hall on campus during the first day of moving in to the dorms. (Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com)

Students and parents are reflected in the glass on Ianni Hall on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus during the first day of moving into the dorms. (Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com)
Students and parents are reflected in the glass on Ianni Hall on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus during the first day of moving into the dorms. (Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com)

University of Minnesota Duluth Housing & Residence Life mailroom director Deb Gehl on Wedneday gives directions to a student checking in for the first day of moving into the dorms at Maroon Lot B on campus. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
University of Minnesota Duluth Housing & Residence Life mailroom director Deb Gehl on Wedneday gives directions to a student checking in for the first day of moving into the dorms at Maroon Lot B on campus. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)