ST. JOSEPH - With summer coming to an end, classes for college students are right around the corner. For new students, this means a different school, and a new place to call home as they continue their academic careers.

It was a busy day on the campuses of Saint John's University and the College of St. Benedict's as new students moved into their dorm rooms. A mixture of emotions were in the air as they prepared to live away from home for the first time.

"A mixture of emotions, scared and excited to see what happens here" New Saint John's student Cayman Salitros said.

Dozens of older students on both campuses volunteered their time to assist with the move in process. Heather Beckius, an orientation leader and community adviser, said the move in day atmosphere was amazing.

"Everyone is really excited, and I can tell the parents are excited too." Beckius said.

Move in events are all part of getting new students settled in to their new home.

"Everything is about our students, they're moving in, they're getting acquainted." Chief Academic Officer Rita Knuesel said. "This is the best day of the year for me."

Both campuses will start classes on Monday.


Dan DeBaun , WJON News