TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida State University welcomed about 42,000 students this year during their move-in day on Wednesday.
"Today’s been a little bit hectic. It’s been pretty easy though. We have a lot of people helping us," said FSU freshman Launna Smith. It’s always stressful when you have so many people moving in at the same time."
Smith is just one of the 6,400 freshmen starting at FSU this fall. Many students along with their families carried bins, clothes and other items into the dorms to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Student organizations, also lending a hand toward move-in efforts and offering refreshments.
Smith says she’s excited to begin classes at the university where her parents met and graduated.
"I am following in the footsteps of my parents but also setting an example for my sister," said Smith. "So she knows ‘you want to go to a good school and do great and be great."
Moving into the dorms was a very exciting moment for incoming students at FSU. However, some students say it’s a bittersweet moment because they know they’ll have to tell some of their family members 'goodbye.'
"It’s been really emotional. I’ve been really close with my family so it’s kind of hard with them not going to be there with me every single day," said Smith. "But I know that they’re proud of me, and I’m here to make them proud."
This year's incoming freshman class includes students from 60 Florida counties, 43 states, plus Puerto Rico, and 21 other nations
Florida A&M University students will return for move-in Thursday.