The following story was published by The State Journal-Register on Aug. 22, 2023.
About 185 University of Illinois Springfield freshmen were expected to move into residence halls on Tuesday as the school gears up for the start of classes on Friday.
Last year, UIS reversed a five-year downward trend in enrollment, though the 6.4% overall increase was due to the growth of graduate students.
UIS officials said on Tuesday that numbers for this fall were expected to be released on Sept. 11.
"We're very optimistic about our enrollment this year," said UIS Chancellor Janet Gooch, Tuesday. "I think things are looking good on all fronts and we all have our fingers crossed for a very successful enrollment year."