UWSP first year students arrive for move-in day

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) It is move in day at UWSP and first year students and their families are pouring into their dorms excited for freshman year.

"It's tremendous to feel the excitement, to have the students coming back. Once the residence halls are full by the end of the weekend. You can just feel the difference in the campus excitement and energy. It changes the campus from being the summer quiet and peaceful to an exciting engaging campus," said Al Thompson Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

Even Wisconsin lawmakers made it to campus to help students move.

"It really is special, so I'm here helping kids move into the dorm rooms, boy the student body here is helping so well,” said Representative Pat Snyder.

First year students like Antigo native Casey Lucas, are excited to move in.

"You know I'm just really excited moving here. From my mom and dad going here and my sister goes here now. I'm just excited to get this whole opportunity that I've been waiting for since high school," Lucas mentioned.

As students are beginning their new lives on campus, they are joining a close knit community.

"When they see the staff and the chancellor and the administrators just jumping in and pushing carts and stuff, it kind of make you feel like it's a family. You're here you're coming you're not just a body, you're not just a number you're actually a part of the pointer family,” said Snyder.

After all of the excitement of move in day, there’s still a lot to look forward to.

"Meeting new friends and stuff like that and having a good time with them," added Lucas.