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Thousands Of Freshman Move In At MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Across Michigan State University's campus stood packed U-Hauls, crowded carts and students starting a new chapter of life with dorm keys in hand.

Sunday thousands of students moved into their new dorms, met their new roommates and treated their parents to a cafeteria lunch.  

"I'm really excited," said MSU Freshman Rachel Letters. "It will be really fun. I've never shared a room with anyone else or a bathroom with multiple people. It will be an experience, but it will be fun."

For many students, move in day brought excitement, anticipation and the thrill of a fresh start.

"I'm mostly excited to get away from home and be on my own right now," said MSU Freshman Jordan Fleming. "I get to take more responsibilities and a lot more freedom. I guess I'm just excited to get away."

For students and families, college is an important life transition. MSU President, Lou Anna Simon, said the University helps make student's dreams a reality.

"We want them to feel as if they are a part of team MSU," said Simon. "We want them to know that they have really big dreams today, but their dreams can be even bigger as a part of Michigan State and they can achieve those bigger dreams."

Over the next few days officials expect about 10,000 new students to move in to MSU's campus.

Despite the chaos, they said getting around has never been easier thanks to technology, like the interactive campus map. It's a useful tool students can use to find class, cafeterias and maybe even a party or two.

"I'm so excited," Letters said. "It's going to be so much fun."

Classes at MSU begin Wednesday.

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