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Largest freshmen move-in day ever at UofL Wednesday

It'll be the largest move-in day ever for the university - a testament to the school's concept it's no longer a commuter campus. (Source: WAVE 3 News) It'll be the largest move-in day ever for the university - a testament to the school's concept it's no longer a commuter campus. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Based on preliminary figures this year, the university says 2,050 new students will live in university housing. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Based on preliminary figures this year, the university says 2,050 new students will live in university housing. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
UofL's Director of Housing Shannon Staten (Source: WAVE 3 News) UofL's Director of Housing Shannon Staten (Source: WAVE 3 News)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Wednesday will be a day filled with hugs, and parents telling their children "good luck and study up" as the largest number of freshmen to date move into dorms on the University of Louisville campus.

To help the day run smoothly parents are urged to pack their patience along with their child's possessions.

"It can be stressful. Just arrive early and know it's going to take all day," Mary Beth Connelly said, whose daughter is a sophomore.

Connelly should be assured - university personnel did a clean sweep of all the halls.
 
Mold forced hundreds of students out of Miller Hall in 2013, something university personnel said won't be a problem this fall.

"We've been checking for that. We've made sure all of the furniture is in shape. We've cleaned well. We inspect regularly to check air levels and moisture levels," said UofL's Director of Housing Shannon Staten. 

The university is boasting its largest and smartest freshmen class ever. More than 2,000 students will call the campus home August 20.

It'll be the largest move-in day ever for the university - a testament to the school's concept it's no longer a commuter campus. Ten residence halls will be packed with students and parents.

"Our students want to be here. This is a destination place for them. Parents should know we'll take care of them while they're here and provide for them," Staten said.
 
Based on preliminary figures this year, the university says 2,050 new students will live in university housing.
    
That's compared to 1,965 students in 2013; 1,817 students in 2012 and 1,730 in 2011, according to the university.

As for the smartest claim, UofL is welcoming more students with higher ACT scores and previous college credit.

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