Posted: Aug 21, 2013 5:09 PM by Adam Bell - KBZK News
Traffic jams on the streets, long lines for the elevator and carts on the sidewalk signal the onset of the new school year. Thousands of students are moving in at Montana State University.
A freshman from Helena looking to get into the business program, Bradlee Shephard figures out his new home as he gets ready for his first time away from home at MSU. Despite the heat and the exhaustion, he's getting there.
Another freshman from Helena, Jenna Joki is studying university studies. Worried that her precious belongings will be a tight fit, she is happy to be conveniently far enough away from home.
"I originally didn't want to be this close to home, but it's nice," she said while building her bed.
A third freshman, Tanner Lightbourne, has high hopes as he starts out in college.
The aspiring pre-med student is also moving in. "A little hectic at first, finding a parking spot, but once you get going, get signed in - it goes pretty easy," he said.
Excited about beginning the new journey these students are looking forward to a college life.
Shepherd wants to meet new people, have a fresh start and not to mention, some fun.
Joki and Lightbourne on the other hand, is looking forward to the classes she is taking and is excited to meet new friends.
The university estimates about 2,500 new students will be moving in during the traditional move in period which is between Wednesday and Friday evening.