GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. The day every new college student has been waiting for has arrived. Many incoming freshmen were up bright and early to begin moving in to their new homes.
"Move in day is always one of the most fun and exciting days of the year. You have parents and students all over campus. It's just always a fun time," said John Marshall, VP of student services at CMU.
This year Colorado Mesa University welcomes over 2,000 new students to the 12 residence halls across campus. Even with all the hustle and bustle, freshmen are excited to start the school year off right.
"It's been pretty hectic, but I would say it's fun so far. Everyone's really welcoming, so it makes it a lot easier," said incoming freshman Tess Sanders.
CMU works hard to make the move in process as easy as possible. Student athletes are available all day to help freshmen move in. In addition to acting as movers, they try to make new freshman feel as welcome as possible.
"It's nice to help different kids get acquainted with the campus and get to know what they're going to be doing for the next four year," said Kiel Osterman, a CMU football player.
Moving to campus can be exhausting, but finally getting to college definitely makes students excited for the new journey that lies ahead.