LINCOLN, Neb.-- Memorial stadium will see a few new faces on game day because it's move-in week at the University of Nebraska for the freshman class.
It's a day that parents look forward to for years: the chance to see their children take the next big step in their lives.
The Muhlbach's were at Abel Hall bright and early, despite the rain on Thursday morning. Their son, Nate, is ready to move in to his new dorm.
The family is from Shelton, Nebraska and Nate's departure to UNL is something they say they've looked forward to for years.
Nate himself, is after all, Husker born and bred. " I bought my season tickets and everything and I'm just excited, being a part of UNL."
And as excited as he is, his parents say it's hard to see him go.
Russ Mulbach, his father said, "I just feel like I'm in a whirlwind. I'm pretty excited about the next steps he's taking here in the next four years. Being our first, it's kinda overwhelming for us as parents."
DeeDee Mulbach agreed that her son was on the right track in Lincoln.
"He's got a great opportunity to grow and learn and just to have this make him a better person," said DeeDee Mulbach.
Madison Westlake is another incoming freshman, says all she ever wanted to be was a Husker.
"I'm very, very excited. Looked forward to this my entire life...knew I wanted to be here forever," said Westlake.
Four years isn't forever, but for many parents, it sure can feel like it.
June Wullenwaber also dropped her son off for his first year and she said, "It's pretty sad...our first time. Our daughter didn't go to college so this is our first time, getting him away from home."
UNL Residence says over 4,000 freshman are expected to move in before the end of the week.