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Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms

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(KCEN) -- The Baylor Bears are back in town. It was move-in day for a record breaking class of freshmen. More than 3,600 students from all over the country will now call Central Texas home.


Move-in week at Baylor looks a lot like a pep rally. Incoming freshmen like Margeaux Dittrich say that's exactly why they chose the school. "Overall, I just felt like the community is just such a welcoming environment and everyone is so kind here," she said. Of course there are some nerves too, leaving mom and dad for the first time. "I'm just gonna miss the laundry service and cooking," Stolle Voigt said. 


Nearly 3,000 students, faculty and staff volunteer during move-in to make the process a little easier. "I think freshman year is a really transitional phase," Junior Scottie Jones said. "It's cool to have some upperclassmen really invest in freshmen."


Some of those students are moving into a newer-looking dorm this week. South Russell was closed during the last academic year for a $12 million refurbishment.


But Baylor students, old and new, are on the edge of their seats as the new year gets underway and there's no secret why. Sophomore Xavier Adams says the Bears have some exceptional football players coming out of the university. "Everyone loves supporting a good team," Adams said.


President and Chancellor Ken Starr says they're counting their blessings. Anticipation for that first game is growing, which means Baylor is on the national stage...and so is Waco. "It's going to be magnificent because it's almost like a wedding," Starr said. "Connecting the city of Waco, really all of Central Texas with Baylor University."


For a full schedule of football games, visit the Baylor athletics website.


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