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First-year students move in at UW-Green Bay

First-year students move into their dorms at UW-Green Bay. September 1, 2019. (WLUK/Chris Schattl)
First-year students move into their dorms at UW-Green Bay. September 1, 2019. (WLUK/Chris Schattl)
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GREEN BAY (WLUK)-- It's a day some recent high school graduates await. It's also a day many parents dread. A little more than 700 first year students moved into their dorms at UW-Green Bay Sunday.

Hannah Ries is from Menominee, Michigan. She's going to be studying nursing and just got settled in at her freshman dorm. UW-Green Bay was a good fit for her for a few reasons.

"Close to home kind of, I have a lot of family down here, friends and I just liked the campus a lot," Ries said.

Her mom knows that she'll enjoy her new college journey.

"I hope she has the time of her life. She's smart so she's going to go far. She's going to do great. I'm just so excited for her," Lindsay Paul said.

There were around 150 volunteers helping first year students move in-- so they didn't have to do any of the heavy lifting themselves.

"When a family pulls up in their car, the volunteers swoop down on it and haul everything into the building," Director of Residence Life Gail Sims-Aubert said. "And then the parent or the student can move their car into a parking lot. The check in process or the move in process has been very swift."

In the next three days, the first-year students will participate in activities that help them get used to college life.

"They will do a service project that culminates in a tailgate at Lambeau Field. There's a variety show, there's a freshman convocation. So you name it. Lots of fun, social and also educational activities," Sims-Aubert said.

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The first day of class at UW-Green Bay is Wednesday. First-year students at UW-Oshkosh also moved into their dorms Sunday.

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