Freshmen Move in at UConn

Thousands of incoming freshmen are spending the day moving into their dorms at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus Friday. 

Of the 5,450 freshmen enrolled this fall in the Storrs, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Avery Point campuses, 77% are Connecticut residents coming from 162 of the state’s 169 cities and towns. 

UConn President Thomas Katsouleas was at the dorms to greet students. Some of his goals as the new president include growing research at the university, strengthening education and making sure UConn is contributing to the economic health and workforce in Connecticut. 

Many of the freshmen who spoke with NBC Connecticut said they were excited and nervous to begin this next chapter in their lives. 

UConn Move-in Day 2019

“I’m a little nervous but I think that’s to be expected and I’m excited, excited to see what the school year has in store,” said Olivia Frillici, an incoming freshman from Fairfield. 

Classes at UConn begin on Monday.

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