Is UF's president really living in the dorms? Yes, Kent Fuchs resumed tradition this week.

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As if move-in week couldn't get any more eventful, the University of Florida president announced on Twitter that he would be living in the dorms during the weekend of move-in week.

UF President Kent Fuchs announced Monday through Twitter that he and his wife, Linda, would begin helping students move into the dorms Wednesday while taking up residence at East Hall, located at 528 Gale Lemerand Dr.

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Sarah Tanner, chief of staff of the Division of Student Life, said the president occupying a dorm during move-in week isn't new. It's been a tradition of his since he became president in 2015.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tradition had come to a stop.

"Getting back to the time before the pandemic, he and his wife are staying in one of our residence halls, they were out helping to move students in yesterday. They're doing the same thing this afternoon," Tanner said Friday.

Students can expect to see Fuchs Saturday at Midnight Munchies, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. He will also be attending a Ping Pong tournament.

Gershon Harrell is an education reporter at The Gainesville Sun. He can be reached by phone at (352) 338-3166, by email at Gharrell@gannett.com or on Twitter at @GershonReports.

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