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It is move-in day at Albany's colleges.

Tonight, students are settling into their dorm rooms at Albany State University and Darton College.

WALB News 10's Gianna Caserta was there and spoke with some students moving in.

She is here with the details.

Parents helped their kids move into their new homes for the next year.

The parents I spoke with said it was bittersweet.

As for their children, they are ready to go back to school.

Cassandra Kirkland drove two hours to help her daughter get settled in to her temporary home at Albany State University.

"I am helping my daughter move into her dorm for her last year of college," says Cassandra Kirkland, Mother.

And she did not hold back her enthusiasm.

"Yay! I am so excited," says Kirkland.

Her daughter, 21 year old Kasaundra, said she is looking forward to spending this year in Hall 4.

"All of the other years I have stayed on campus I have never had a kitchen, so I wanted to stay in the dorms with the kitchen," says Kasaundra Kirkland, ASU student.

But her mom has mixed emotions about saying goodbye to her daughter.

"I am sort of torn because I will miss her being at home but I am so excited because I know she is completing her education and that is what is the real purpose," says Kirkland.

Across town at Darton College, it was the second day of move in's.

"Between 1:00PM and 3:00PM, it is going to be busy, everybody want to come at once and there is only six of us for this one building so sometimes people have to wait but we try to move as fast as possible," says Rodney Jones, Darton Resident Assistant.

Darianna Dailey, a criminal justice major, moved into Darton Commons dorm with the help of her dad.

"He is happy that I am in college and doing something positive," says Darianna Dailey, Darton Student.

But not all students are lucky enough to have their parents help.

"With us doing our move in days during the week, some people cannot come with their parents so they tend to need more help, so that is what we are here for," says Jones.

And back at ASU, even though the schools year has not yet started, Kasaundra said she is ready for it to be over.

Classes begin August 15th for Albany State University and August 17th for Darton College.

Students will continue to move in tomorrow.

A.S.U. is expecting record freshmen classes this fall.

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