GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — It’s a big day for students at UW-Green Bay as hundreds move out of their homes and onto the college campus. Approximately 2,000 students live on campus at UWGB, and many of those are freshman.
“It’s always fun to point them in the right direction and show them what it’s like to live on campus,” said Wesley Jones, a resident mentor.
While there were a lot of nerves for incoming freshmen, there was also a lot of excitement. One Stevens Point native couldn't wait to get moving.
“Just meeting new people and all of the welcome activities they have set up. I think it’ll be a really fun and busy day,” said Adi Hopfensperger, an incoming freshman.
UW-Green Bay freshmen moved into the next step of their lives with help from their parents.
Adi Hopfensperger’s dad helped his daughter move into her new home. Adi is the first child he is sending off to college and he felt many emotions today.
“I feel worried, we hopefully prepared her for this but obviously it’s on her, she makes her choices, but that’s how you grow and how you learn things in life,” said Andy Hopfensperger, an incoming freshman’s father.
But even more worried…
“I think it’ll be more difficult on my wife,” said Andy Hopfensperger.
Also rolling into Green Bay to start a new chapter:
“I’m originally from Chicago. I moved here a couple of years ago and I’m going to be a freshman this year,” said Ryleigh Ipsen, an incoming freshman.
There was a lot of excitement around campus today. From both the students, and the resident mentors.
“It’s just fun meeting people who are getting to experience campus life for the first time,” said Jones.
Adi Hopfensperger is ready to explore her new home, away from home.
“Kind of just getting out of my hometown. There’s a lot more to do here than Steven's Point. So, I’m excited to try new things and see what all there is around here,” said Adi Hopfensperger.
Students have a few days to get acclimated on campus before classes begin on September 7th.