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Thousands of freshmen move onto LSU's campus on move in day

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BATON ROUGE - Around 3500 freshmen moved onto campus Wednesday.

More than six hundred volunteers helped the students get their bags into the dorms.

Food and drinks were provided for the students and their families as some of them said their final goodbyes before the start of the semester.

" There was a bunch of people, so it took like 2 trips and we were done," said Freshman student Raven Mouton.

Mouton is from Beaumont, Texas and showed up with her parents. She told News Two she was happy they received the help they did on move in day.

"It's easier than I thought," said Mouton.

University President F. King Alexander said they want to make sure parents know that LSU will look out for the students.

"For many of these parents I just met, and we moved some parents in from West Virginia, this may be the only weekend they have to come to campus. We just want them to know that their sons and daughters will be taken care of. We're here to make sure they have a great education," said Alexander.

University officials told News Two enrollment is up from last year by about 500 students, including returning students.

Classes begin Monday.


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