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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thousands of students at colleges all over Georgia are settling into their temporary new homes tonight. Albany State students spent the last couple of days moving into their dorms.

Eric Starr and his family drove from Savannah and had to brave the heat to move into his new dorm.

"I'm excited nervous, happy, and feeling a mix of emotions," said Starr.

In an economic climate where education is not necessarily financially convenient, Starr's grandma says she supports his decision to go to college.

"The only thing we're asking Eric to do is come here and do his best so he can be a productive," said Georgia Benton. 

Another freshman who's looking forward to a new chapter in her life is Janea Murell. She and her mom left bright and early from Columbus. They've been moving in all day.

"It's okay. It was kind of hard getting up at 5:00 to drive down and be here by 7:00 getting all the stuff out of the car and we had to go to Wal-Mart," said Jenae Murell.

Whether it's loading up the big buggies, going bag by bag or box by box, Murell and Starr are just glad to get situated before class starts Wednesday. This is my new home.@

ASU will hold orientation and a pool party to give students a chance to meet each other before classes begin Wednesday. 

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