Nearly 1,000 students move into Fresno State dorm rooms

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Sunday, nearly a thousand students spent the day unpacking for their first year on a college campus during Fresno State’s move-in day.

New and returning bulldogs are gearing up, for many dorm life is their first college experience.

The students we spoke with said they are excited to start this new chapter as a Fresno State Bulldog.

Boxes after boxes, clothes, TV’s and little refrigerators.

Students waited in line for the key to their new found independence.

“Yes, I’m excited,” Mariah Walstrom, from Merced, said.

It’s her first time moving into a dorm and living on her own, but her last year as a Bulldog.

“It’s a really big deal and I’m almost done,” Walstrom said.

As parents unloaded their cars, the new Bulldogs were unpacking their belongings and settling into dorm life.

“The rooms a little small but I’m excited,” Brooke Chau, moving in from Oakdale, said.

Chau getting ready for campus life as a Freshman.

“It’s a little overwhelming, there’s kind of a lot to do,” she said. 

But lucky for her, she has helpers, making the transition into college a little more smooth. 

“I kind of put my family to work, I’m doing my desk, my sister is doing my closet, my mom’s doing the trash,” Chau said.

It’s an emotional time for her mother, as she preps her first born, for her first night.

“We ugly cried last night but I’m sure we’re going to do it again,” Chau’s mother said.

But nonetheless, it’s a moment she’s Bulldog proud of.

“Go dogs!” she said.

Classes begin at Fresno State on Thursday.

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