Before they settle into dorm life, Vanderbilt University freshmen can do some surfing in the parking lots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Before they even pick up their keys this weekend to their new “home” away from home, Vanderbilt University freshmen can “surf the net” on their laptops via wireless network access – in campus parking lots, no less.

For the first time, the university is offering the service in campus parking lots 74 and 75 off Natchez Trace, which serve as the staging areas for Freshmen Move-in Day Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6:15 a.m. to noon.

Now freshmen and their parents arriving for move-in can waste no time logging on to the Internet to find out about campus news and events or what’s showing at the local movie theaters – all while waiting to pick up residence hall room keys and for directions from university police officers to the appropriate residence hall.

“We’re offering the service as a convenience to the first-year students and their families so they have another choice for something to do in the car while they wait to complete the move-in process,” said Chris Contos, service delivery and project manager with Vanderbilt’s Information Technology Services.

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