It's the day parents and students have been looking forward to and maybe dreading a little bit, college move in day. More than 1,200 new freshman moved into the dorms at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Thursday and began their 4-year journey to adulthood.
Maggy Isham is a proud member of the incoming freshman class. Like nearly 86% of UWSP freshman, Maggy is from Wisconsin. But coming all the way from Park Falls, a nearly two and a half hour drive, this will be the first time she's been away from home.
When asked to describe the atmosphere of move in day, Isham could not have put it better saying, "Exhilerating. I'm like anxious. I want to start school. I'm really anxious."
Isham's mom, Darla Isham, is a little anxious too, especially since Maggy is the baby in the family and the first one to got to college.
"It's a little emotional at times, but we're getting through it.," Darla Isham tells NewsChannel 7 adding, "We're happy at the same time. Happy and sad."
Luckily for the Isham family, move in day offers plenty of distractions from unloading the car and lofting furniture to Welcome Week activities.
"[I'm looking forward to] Meeting a lot of new people definitely and making a lot of new friends and just making this my home," Isham says excitedly as she unloads her last car full of boxes.
Once the boxes are all unloaded and the parents gone, that's when the real work begins. Adjusting to life as a college student.
Senior Kayla Parham gives this advice to incoming freshman, "Definitely get to know others around you, especially your roommate and the people on your floor because those are the friends you are going to have for the entire year and people you'll still be friends with after college."
Even Chancellor Bernie Patterson is dishing out first day advice, making Isham promise to graduate in four years. But in the meantime, Isham is looking forward to new experiences, learning new things and putting everything her parents taught her to good use.
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