“Movin’ You To MSU Day”
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – It’s a big weekend on the campus of Mississippi State University.
Nearly 3,000 freshman are moving into the 15 dorms on campus.
This year, even more volunteers are on hand to help incoming residents and their families.
After much anticipation, the doors at the Humphrey Coliseum opened for thousands of MSU freshmen.
This weekend is the 10th ‘Movin You To MSU Day’, marking the opening of the dorms and the start of a new semester.
“Today is a very exciting day in the presence of our new students on campus and of course, for the university,” said Dr. Regina Young Hyatt, Vice-President for Student Affairs.
Freshman student, Victoria McCaffrey, is moving into her dorm.
The chemical engineering student says this weekend kicks off a new journey.
“I’m moving into Griffis Hall and I’m just so excited today because it’s a very new experience. And it’s a three-hour drive and I just can’t believe that I’m finally on my own and getting to make my own decisions,” said McCaffrey.
For students moving in, like Victoria, extra hands are here to help.
Nearly 500 volunteers from the community offered their time to assist students with unloading their vehicles and moving into their dorm.
“We’re out here with our church group, Crosspoint Church, and we’re just volunteering to help out the college students move-in. We know how difficult it is when you’re by yourself doing this kind of thing. So we’re helping out and hoping it makes a big difference for them, just start off with a good impression on Mississippi State,” said volunteer, Drew Harrison.
Harrison hopes helping move furniture and unpack bags may also make a difference that reaches beyond moving in.
“Having a church to go to and to attend once you move off away from family, it kind of becomes your family. That’s what we say. We want you to be plugged in not matter if it’s at Crosspoint, First Baptist, First Methodist, wherever it is for you to have that church family,” said Harrison.
Classes begin on August 17th for MSU students.