Move-in day at Georgia Southern Armstrong campus marks beginning of new school year

Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus welcomes new students (Katie Filling WTGS)

Incoming freshman settled into their new home at the Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus Thursday and the madness of move-in day came with a lot of emotions for students.

“I’m super excited but I’m really nervous. Overall, it’s a good feeling I’m just really excited,” said incoming freshman Hannah Whitehead.

More than 200 first year students lugged their things into their dorm Thursday, but about 1,000 will arrive throughout the week.

Student volunteers and the soccer team came out to help with some heavy lifting.

The students were welcomed by GSU Interim President Shelley Nickel.

“This is the most exciting day love being here to see the students moving in and to reassure the families that we will take really good care of their precious ones,” said Nickel.

Some parents said it’s tough letting their kids go, but they feel at ease leaving them on this campus.

“They seem to really care about the students’ success and make everything safe too. That’s a concern of mine the safety on campus,” said Adelle Arrowood, mother of an incoming freshman.

Some said living in Savannah was what drew them to this campus.

“Savannah is a place I’ve always wanted to live so that’s really exciting for me," said Whitehead.

“We have something for everybody and I think our brand is very strong here in Savannah,” said Nickel.

Move-in day will happen all over again at Georgia Southern University's main campus in Statesboro Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Classes on all three Georgia Southern campuses begin Monday, Aug. 13.

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