VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta State University welcomes more than 1,300 new students who are moving into residence halls today and tomorrow.
As they get settled in, an additional 1,300 upperclassmen will move in Friday.
"Our highlight of the year is when the students return to campus," said Dr. Tom Hardy, director of Housing and Residence Life. "The energy is contagious and meeting our new students reminds us why we are in the profession-- to assist students in learning outside the classroom, and how that relates to what they learn inside."
VSU has a number of activities planned to acclimate students to college life and engage them in purposeful extracurricular activities, known as "Fall Explosion."
Event highlights include The Happening, cookouts, karaoke, free game room hours, trivia night, and more.
On August 5th, the university announced that 33 positions were being cut at the university due to continued decline in enrollment over the past five years. Michael Blumhardt, a VSU junior, said Tuesday though that VSU seems like a great choice for a college.
"[I] really like the people here. Staff's really good, teachers are great," said Blumhardt. "It's just a fun time being here at Valdosta."
Classes begin August 17th.