MSU welcomes students back on campus for fall semester

STARKVILLE,Miss. (WCBI)- Mississippi State University is starting to welcome students back on campus for the fall semester.

The Panhellic leadership is first to move-in.

Boxes and U-hauls lined the streets of the MSU campus. This is the first time students are back on campus since March.

After an abrupt ending to her sophomore year, Katie Garrett-Manor is glad to be back in her happy place.

” I’m very excited to be out of my home,” said Manor.

She’s one of the first in the Chi Omega sorority to return.

” You know, I haven’t seen all these girls in so long so it’s very great to see everybody and be reunited. Just to be all together,it’s very exciting,” said Manor.

While waiting for the rest of her friends to move in, Manor can’t help but wonder how the school year will turn out as Coronavirus numbers continue to soar.

” I haven’t been on the campus environment so it’s obviously very exciting. I hope we get to stay a whole year, but whatever happens happens,” said Manor.

Sophomore, Marlee Jones is unloading her car just across the street.

” It was weird seeing everyone gone so fast, but I’m so excited for all my friends to be back. I’m excited to see how the school year will go with this new future,” said Jones.

Although some classes will be virtual, Jones sees it as an opportunity to connect with friends and stay safe.

” All my close friends are right next door so even if we can’t do day parties or go to that anymore we can still make memories in the house. I can’t wait to meet the incoming freshman and I hope we do good with rush this year,” said Jones.

All other residential housing will move in on August 10th through 15th.

MSU Department of Housing and Residence Life will continue to use appointment times to keep low traffic flow on campus.

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