Incoming freshmen and returning students packed the residence halls to gear up for the new year.
More than 2,000 students will move in this weekend, and for a lot of them parents, siblings and friends will be there too.
To make it all go smoothly, university officials do a lot of preparation.
Colton Musselman is just like any other small town kid, making the transition to college. He started out nervous. But with help from sycamore move-in crews, that fear quickly turned into relief.
"It's very easy to make the transition because I'm welcomed to students that I'll probably see in my classes or walking around so it's very welcoming and it's nice thing to see," said Musselman.
Indiana State University promotes a welcoming experience.
Having more than 100 returning students ready to greet and lend a helping hand. Valerie Allen, the Program Director for Sycamore move-in says their main goal is to make sure students feel welcomed.
"Having the volunteers here to help carry things upstairs really just making it as stress free as possible that way they have a great first impression of Indiana State and really get started on the right foot," said Allen.
With TV's and dorm room essentials unpacked from the car, helpers followed Colton to his new room.
"It's a very nice thing to see. I can get in here in 30 minutes and have all my stuff right here ready to unpack," said Musselman.
ISU is hoping to make fall welcome as easy as possible. By providing bus systems and fall welcome books.
Now that Colton doesn't have to worry about moving-in, he can focus on getting settled, and gearing up to begin a new life experience.
"It's intimidating right off the bat, but I mean I'm going to get used to it. I mean, I'm investing in my future," said Musselman.
And meet a few of those connections, that could turn into life long friends.
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