A fun, but busy day at the University Nebraska-Lincoln. It's move-in day.
Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, students could move into their dormitories. Freshmen are required to live on campus unless their family lives within 30 miles. But Jordan Tamner from Wahoo felt living in the residence halls was a better choice.
"I had friends who came here and said you have to experience the dorm life. I wanted to get the full college experience by living in the dorms,” said Tamner.
UNL says 6,400 students are living on campus this year, that's up 400 students from last year.
Michael Virka, 18, gets a little help transitioning from high school to college life. His mom and girlfriend are helping him move in to Harper Hall.
“They’re being very helpful. It’s less trips for me. I don’t have to carry as much,” said Virka.
The university requires freshmen to live on campus unless their family lives close by. Virka says he would have lived on campus, regardless.
“All my classes are on city campus. I wanted to stay close and not drive all over,” said Virka.
He’ll have to make adjustments, like getting to know his roommate who he hasn’t met, yet. Students are paired with roommates based o personality surveys.