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Freshmen excited for new start at SUNYIT

By ANNA MEILER

MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Hundreds of freshmen moved in to SUNYIT on Thursday, with staff members dressed in orange shirts reading 'Chaos Control' to help students and parents with the adjustment to campus life.

It was excitement and nerves as many set forth on a new beginning Thursday, leaving the nest and starting their college careers.

Even the acting President of SUNYIT, Robert Geer, was on hand lugging students bins through the doors and into dorms. Geer said that this is the biggest freshman class yet at SUNYIT and it is an exciting day to be a part of.

For some parents, dropping off their last child at school and becoming an empty-nester can be a hard step and students say they're feeling the same array of emotions, but are keeping advice in mind passed on to them from upperclassmen.

"They said just be yourself and do the best you can, because you're supposed to, because it leads to a job one day, hopefully," said SUNYIT Freshman Kiersten Balduf.

"We've done it once before and it was hard, but this one is harder 'cause he's the last one at home," said Nancy Lettiere, a parent moving in her son Thursday. "So now we just have three Boston Terriers, so now we'll spoil them."

Freshmen moved in a little early than other students so they can get settled and get to know each other before classes start on Monday.

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