Marquette University freshmen move in to dorms

CREATED Aug. 24, 2011 - UPDATED: Aug. 24, 2011

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  • Melissa McCrady reports. Video by wtmj.com

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  • Melissa McCrady reports. Video by wtmj.com

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MILWAUKEE - Today is the day thousands of students begin a new journey. It's move in day at Marquette University.

About 2,000 freshmen started moving into their new home at the Marquette dormitories starting Wednesday, and they would join parents and staffs flooding the curbs and sidewalks getting items into the dorms.

McCormick Hall is traditionally one of the busiest areas, as more than 600 freshmen make the annual move-in to the dorm on the corner of North 16th Street and West Wisconsin Avenue starting Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
 
Dan Jamieson met his new roommate, then together, they started unpacking their room on the third floor of McCormick Hall.
 
Although Jamieson's home is down the street in New Berlin, he's still on edge.
 
"I've been kind of nervous to be honest with you, moving into a new environment in all," Dan Jamieson, incoming Marquette freshman, said.
 
His mother, Donna Jamieson, has a few strict orders.
 
"They told me they're not going to see me in the next four years," Dan said.
 
"We said no laundry coming home," Donna Jamieson said laughing.
 
The business marketing student said he'll learn the hard way how to become independent.
 
New on campus: furniture inside McCormick Hall, the engineering building and the President,
Fr. Scott Pilarz, S.J.,
 
The new President of Marquette University, has been set to meet many of the new students during orientation week.
 
A time when students and parents must part ways.
 
"Your heart tugs a little bit and you wish for them the best," Donna Jamieson added.

Tonight, Fr. Pilarz would greet them at a kickoff to orientation in the Al McGuire Center on the corner of North 12th Street and West Wisconsin Avenue.

Wednesday's move-in was to go from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., while student orientation activities would run all week long.