BLACKSBURG, Va (WFXR) — Campus is busy again as Hokies move into their dorms and apartments.
Volunteers and staff shared that some started their day earlier in the morning, greeting and guiding anxious and excited people to their new dwellings.
“It can be a little stressful, but in the end, it’s all super exciting,” said Lauren Beyerl, returning Virginia Tech student.
A third of Virginia Tech’s new and familiar students push, pull, and unload their belongings as they gear up for a successful school year.
“I’m nervous but really excited,” said Sydney Luff, Virginia Tech Freshman.
There are mixed emotions as families get their students settled in.
“A lot of mixed emotions,” said Sydney’s father, Richard Luff. “I’m very excited for her. She has some great opportunities ahead of her, but also a little sad at the same time.”
To ease traffic and make the move-in process easier, the university has students sign up for time slots throughout the day and volunteers at the ready.
“They have a lot of people out helping out in every area on campus,” said Beyerl.
“We call them building ambassadors,” shared Rebecca Caldwell, the Director of Residential Well-Being. “They are walking around with mallets and question and answer questions. They can just kind of move around freely so families don’t have to seek folks out once they get up to their floor.”
First-year students will have until Thursday, Aug. 17, to move in, while upperclassmen have until Sunday, Aug. 20. Classes then start on Monday, Aug. 21.