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Rattlers come together to welcome new students during FAMU's Move-In Day

Rattlers come together to welcome new students during FAMU's Move-In Day
Rattlers come together to welcome new students during FAMU's Move-In Day
Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 15:08:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.(WTXL)- It was move-in day on the campus of Florida A&M University on Thursday.

FAMU says it will be welcoming 2,000 students to their housing facilities on campus this school year.

"It looks like they have a lot help here so I think I'll be okay. I have my mom and my aunt with me so I think it's gonna go very well," said Freshman Student Nia Williams.

Williams and her family traveled five hours from Atlanta, Georgia with food, clothes and other items to prepare her for the upcoming school year.

Williams is majoring in Theatre this fall and like the 800 other residents at FAMU Village, she's excited to begin her college experience at FAMU.

"I think I'll be okay it's a new experience and I'm excited," said Williams. "I got a shirt in the 10th grade and I was like this is gonna be my home in the next to years and here I am"

Many student organizations and FAMU Alumni offered refreshments and helped students move-in. University officials say they couldn't be happier to welcome incoming students to the campus of FAMU. 

"It's a great festive atmosphere for all students and the Tallahassee community," said FAMU Student Affairs Vice President Dr. William Hudson Jr. "We're just excited to have so many new faces and vibrant students to join the Rattler family." 

"It's a special moment in the life a student and a parent really going off to college that so many of us aspire to do and we just welcome them all here to Florida A&M University," said FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson.

University officials say all on-campus student housing facilities are fully booked. Move-in continues through the weekend.

FAMU will host various events all week long as students return back to campus, including the annual 'New Student Pinning Ceremony' on Sunday.