More than 1,950 freshmen moved in to campus Friday as part of Eastern Michigan University’s annual Move-In Day and orientation.
New students, family and volunteers from different campus organizations helped move the freshman into their dorms between 9 a.m. and noon.
Though the weather was hot and humid, the freshmen were excited to move in nonetheless.
James Huffman, freshman athletic training major, said, “I’m excited to meet new people. I don’t really socialize a lot, so it’s something new.”
The biggest source of frustration seemed to come from the elevators.
“The worst part about moving in is waiting in line for the elevator because it’s really hot,” said freshman psychology major Maria Demos.
Somer Strickland, freshman arts and entertainment major, echoed the irritation. “The worst part was there was only one elevator and I didn’t have a bin,” she said.
Juan Webb, Jr., freshman secondary education major, and his family were grateful for his first floor room.
Overall, spirits were high, and the freshmen were looking forward to upcoming school year.
“It’s nice to step our of my comfort zone,” Strickland said. “Coming fro Detroit, I never thought I’d make it up here to Ypsilanti. I thought I’d choose somewhere closer, like Wayne State, but I’m loving Ypsilanti.”
The preliminary enrollment figures suggest 2,865 freshmen will be enrolled at Eastern. This is just shy of the all-time record of 2,872 freshmen, which was set in 2013.