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UWS Welcomes Incoming Freshman On Move-In Day

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: September 03, 2018 06:53 AM

The University of Wisconsin- Superior (UWS) held its move in day for over 300 incoming freshman Sunday.

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"It’s been very quick and very just like, ok, let’s put this here and this here. I haven’t really had time to relax and really know my surroundings, it’s just been so quick so far," Cayla Fritz, a UWS freshman, said.

UWS welcomed incoming freshman with open arms and helping hands as they transitioned onto the campus.

"It’s an exciting time because it's a big next step in their lives but at the same time I know it’s a lot of nerves going on too. A lot of them haven’t lived with somebody else or shared a room with somebody else in the past. A lot of them it's their first time away from home too, so it's a big adjustment," Jeremy Nere, the UWS director of admissions, said.

The school's welcoming move-in crew was dealing with some heavy lifting of boxes, furniture, refrigerators, and plenty more. The crew even helped the freshman organize their dorms.

"I noticed that I had this one girl who was helping me move in, I thought it was pretty cool,” Ryan Miller, a UWS freshman, said.

"It’s kind of neat because all the dorms are the same but every room is different and how people arrange and stuff. That's what I think is unique about this too is seeing how people rearrange their rooms,” Isaiah Allenarntson, a UWS move-in crew member, said.

Move-in day wouldn't be complete without supportive parents and siblings who are there helping and making sure the final details get done before officially sending their freshman off to college.

"It’s cool I like having them here because it helps me move on from them and move on to physically move in here,” Miller said.

"My roommate is one of my best friends from high school so that's super cool. My mom and dad are here and her mom and dad are here so it feels very homey,” Fritz said.

As more and more students transition to smaller local colleges like UWS, the impact it brings to the community and economy is significant.

"The Twin Ports is certainly a college based community with the universities and colleges here and the students here give a lot back to the community through community service,” Nere said.

The fall semester for UWS begins Sept. 5

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