Freshmen spend first night on UTK campus

2:25 PM, Aug 16, 2010   |    comments
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Moving boxes and suitcases outnumbered people Saturday on The University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus.

Several thousand incoming freshmen moved into their dorm rooms.

The Feldhacker family from Brentwood, TN was one family moving boxes.

"I'm more excited more than anything," said incoming freshman Holly Feldhacker.  "I'm really excited about branching out and meeting new people."

"As I pulled down Andy Holt, my stomach got butterflies.  I thought, 'Oh no!  Here we are.  Is it real?'," Holly's mom, Amy Feldhacker said.

UTK Chancellor Dr. Jimmy Cheek rolled up his sleeves to help families unload vehicles.

"It's very important for me to understand everything that happens here on the University of Tennessee campus.  Tomorrow night, I speak to the class of 2014.  I want to be able to share some of those experiences with them tomorrow night as I speak to them and make better connection with the students," Dr. Cheek explained.

The university is preparing for 4,200 incoming freshmen, 500 more freshmen than last year.

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