Posted: Aug 23, 2012 2:56 PM by Jonathan Kershaw
Updated: Aug 23, 2012 3:01 PM
It's not easy moving away from home onto a college campus. For most of these students it'll be the first time they've had to live on their own. Fortunately, volunteers with the campus's ministry Chi Alpha are around to help with the heavy lifting.
"I can remember my freshman year, and that's when I started recognizing people," said Jake Scheuff, a leader for Chi Alpha, "There were some friendly faces, some upperclassmen who were there to grab some of my stuff and take it to my room and let me know they were there for me. They gave to me and now it's my time to give back."
All freshman of Montana Tech under the age of 21 are required to live on campus, that can make for a crowded life in the dorms, but most students are excited to get settled in and make new friends.
"Feeling kind of excited," said Evan Burgess, a freshman. "I'm starting a new chapter in my life, it's going to be awesome. Most I've done is maybe a week at camp. I'm winging it."
"I'm just trying to have fun, I got to meet my roommate, she seems cool. Hang out, try to get involved. Not just focus on school," said another freshman, Olivia Welch.
Orientation for the new students will start tomorrow morning.