Around 2,000 new UNCW students will get a warm welcome Saturday by more than 1,800 volunteers for move in day. Student organizations, faculty and members of the community were on campus as early as 6:30 a.m. to greet students arriving for the fall semester.
Move in day is a longstanding tradition, when volunteers line up in front of residence halls to lend a helping hand to new students and their parents.
Resident assistants were excited to welcome residents to their new home.
"I think we're the cool RAs, right? We're pretty cool," senior Darien Fayson said. "Of course we uphold the standards of the university but we're students too. We just have to keep them in check. I want them to be able to come to us with any questions they have or any concerns because we're here to help them, we're their guide."
Move in day kicks off UNCWelcome week, leading up to the annual Beach Blast event at Crystal Pier in Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday. Students will begin classes on Wednesday.
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