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It's move-in week at SOSU

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An SOSU student unloads a TV set for her dorm room. (KTEN) An SOSU student unloads a TV set for her dorm room. (KTEN)
An SOSU student gets some help on move-in day. (KTEN) An SOSU student gets some help on move-in day. (KTEN)
Signs welcome SOSU students to the Durant campus. (KTEN) Signs welcome SOSU students to the Durant campus. (KTEN)

DURANT, Okla. -- High school graduation is in the rear-view mirror for a group of freshmen students now moving in at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Monday was the first day for them to check in.

"It seems like there's a lot of energy on campus right now," said residence hall assistant Brianna Pierce. "School doesn't even start until next week, but we've already had probably close to 100 people getting ready to move in."

School administrators are used to this time of year, but even Southeastern President Sean Burrage can relate.

"It's nice to meet the new families and then see the excitement on the faces of the new students," he said. "Having had a new freshman dropped off at college four years ago, I know the anxiety that goes along with that."

For many of the new students, this will be the first time they've been on their own.

"I'm looking the most forward to having the independence, being away from home and being in a new city," said incoming freshman Mekenzie Cruz. "I was born and raised in Tulsa, so I never got the chance to move anywhere. So, this is really exciting... like it's a fresh start."

Moving to a completely new place for the first time is sure to generate some move-in jitters.

"I'm a little nervous just because I am three hours away, and I don't have any family down here," Cruz said. "It's kind of a one-ditch effort all the way down, but other than that I'm pretty excited."

Sophomore Keltavious Pruitt has already made it through his first year of college. He shared these words of wisdom with his newest classmates:

"Just take it day-by-day; don't overload your schedule; and just have fun," he said.

Southeastern is planning to welcome a lot more students this next week; their fall enrollment is a record.

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