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It's 'move in day' at UWF

ESCAMBIA COUNTY    --   It's move in day on the University of West Florida campus.
New and returning students are busy setting up their dorm rooms ahead of the fall semester.
Kalie Desimone
A little more than 2,000 students are living on UWF's campus, this year. Today is the heavy-lifting day.   It's move in day!

The on campus student housing capacity is at 98 %. The housing team says they have managed to find room for everyone but so many students can make for a  hectic first check-in day. Most of the first year students checked in early Friday morning. The students and their parents were busy hauling computers, bedspreads, and boxes full of belongings to the dorms and apartments most of the day. It was a day full of laughter and even some tears as parents said good bye and wished their children good luck during the first semester.

Soliana Morales- Mother
"I have a lot of emotions. I want her to go but it's hard."

Christina Morales- First Year Student
"There is a mess wave of emotions going on. You want to live up to their expectations."

Kalie Desimone
The first step towards independence and making new friends- it's what's ahead for students here at UWF.