The first day of class for Troy students is just around the corner -- and many of them spent this weekend moving in! But for some students, this will be their first year away from home, which means a new chapter and new challenges...
More than 2,500 freshman students will be walking through the doors at Troy University when classes start next Wednesday, but this weekend has been circled on students calendars for a while now -- a weekend labeled as "move in day."
For weeks, the Troy University campus has seemed much quieter. But now, this is the sight: full parking lots and backed up traffic...
And while the campus is packed, so are students' belongings.
"Everything! I just had to get all my stuff together and it seems like a lot," Said freshman student, Jasmine Houston.
That's because the new Trojans are spending the weekend moving in at Troy University. The Newman Center is the newest dorm on campus, which holds nearly 400 beds. Sara Kate Peavy, who is a Resident Assistant there, says most students have moved in and it's kept R.A.'s very busy.
"A lot of times we'll have to help them get their belongings out of their cars and get them up here and get them up, so we can keep the steady flow going. We've had a little back-up just because there's so many people trying to move in," Said Peavy.
One of those students moving in is Marybeth Garcia.
"You always see people up and down the hallways, you see moms and dads and my siblings came and my mom was here and she helped so it was really exciting!" Said Garcia.
But nonetheless, it's stressful. Parent, Angela Knight, says they've spent months getting ready for the big day.
"I'm just happy we finally made it here just the preparing and getting everything ready and making sure you don't forget anything and making sure she's got everything. We're here, so we're good, thank God," Said Knight.
Room check-ins will continue until Tuesday.