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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
Thousands of students are returning to campus at south Georgia's largest university. Valdosta State University upperclassmen will move into on-campus housing tomorrow.
Today, it was freshman move-in day. Which is always an emotional day as students say goodbye to their parents as they leave home for the first time.
Leaving home for the first time, 18-year-old Octavius Parker says his grandmother is who he'll miss the most.
"I'm going to miss her a lot, we've been through a lot of ups and downs, and now I'm leaving, but I'm going to come back and visit," said Octavius.
Lillian Parker has been Octavius' guardian for most of his life, and says she's so proud to see him go.
"This is my first child away from home for school, he's going to be living on campus. 'Are you going to miss him?' A little bit, I'm just glad he's going away to do something positive," said Lillian.
As of today, nearly 2,000 freshman have moved into VSU. Tomorrow the university expects over 1,000 upperclassmen.
VSU's Director of Housing says the move-in schedule the university has created makes moving-in run a lot smoother.
"It wasn't as bad as it has been in past years, simply because we've divvied out during certain days. If we didn't do it that way, oh it would be mass chaos, there's no question in my mind," said Hardy.
Lillian and Octavius say they are two specific things they'll both miss from each other.
"The cooking most because I like to eat," said Octavius.
"Cutting grass, yard work," said Lillian.
Hardy says for the seven years he's been the Director of Housing, saying goodbye is always the same.
"There's some tears, there's some laughs, but in the end they know they have to head out the door and they have to leave their child in our care, and we try to take care of them as best as possible," said Hardy.
More than 300 volunteers will be on hand the rest of the week to help students unload and move in.