UofL campus swarming with activity as students arrive for fall semester

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by Michelle Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 15 at 5:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Parents are saying their goodbyes on the University of Louisville's campus because Wednesday is moving day. UPS was there too, volunteering and helping the students unload their belongings and get settled in.

The first day of classes is next week, but on Wednesday it was time to move into the dorms on campus.

“I'm feeling really happy. I'm like yes! Finally college, I’m ready to start it and have some fun,” said freshman Trey Smith.

The Cardinal bird was on hand to get the students and parents in the school spirit.

“We love UofL. We are Cards fans so I’m happy he chose to go to UofL,” said mother Trinette Smith.

“It's really nice to know I have support from my mom, my granny and my auntie. My whole family looked out for me on the way with the microwave and the refrigerator and stuff,” said Trey.

Trey is all set up for college life.

“Everything’s up there all organized and neat the way I like it. Hopefully my roommate is the same way; I haven’t met him yet,” said Trey.

He along with thousands of others are preparing for the unknown as proud parents get ready to say goodbye.

“He is my first son to graduate from high school and my first son to go to college so I am very excited. It’s a big day,” said his mother. 

“I know a few years ago when I moved my daughter in on this day I remember sweating and carrying the boxes up several flights of stairs. It's a good day, a day kids look back on and remember the rest of their life,” said University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey.

From the man now in charge of these teens, comes some fatherly advice.

“Work hard, take advantage of it, but enjoy and cherish every moment of it,” said Ramsey.

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