Freshmen Move In at BSC | VideoJoel Porter | 8/19/2012
Activity returned to BSC this weekend.
"It was pretty slow over the summer, so I`ve been kind of waiting for the last couple weeks, waiting for this day," resident supervisor Norm Betland said.
Cars and trucks were slowly unpacked as families made trips back and forth.
"Packing up things from home and getting it put into suitcases again and then coming up here and having to unpack again, but it`s pretty stressful," new freshman Danielle Stotz said.
Three hunred and nine students are moving into BSC this weekend. And supervisors say the residence halls are at capacity.
"It is packed. Every bed is full. It`s not as full as the other resident halls, but every room is being used to its maximum capacity," Betland said.
"It`s weird. Never really been away from home for a long time," new freshman Kaitlin Fisher said.
New students say it`s a combination of excitement and nervousness as they settle into their new rooms
"Pretty exciting, being a freshman and everything. It`s a new experience, so I`m excited for that," Stotz said.
"It is fun, I don`t do well with the crying families, but most of the families seem pretty happy and it`s always fun to see how much stuff they try to load into the elevator," Betland said.
Betland admits some families pack more than others. But once everything is unloaded, parents like Robert Fischer know it`ll be time for a hug and some words of encouragement.
"A lot of emotions. You`re kind of nervous and happy to see them go, but yet, you kind of miss them," Robert Fischer said. Fischer is helping his daughter Kaitlyn move in.
Once students collect their keys and check in, they`re ready to settle in for the fall.
Despite the incoming students, BSC`s fall enrollment is expected to be slightly down compared to 2011. There are just under 3,400 students enrolled this fall, which is about 300 fewer than last year.
Fall classes begin Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.