Local/Regional News
2:02 pm
Fri August 20, 2010

Welcome Freshmen: New Students Move In To UK Dorms

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Carrying bedspreads, mini-fridges, and mementos from home, thousands of teenagers and parents experienced a rite-of-passage Friday: moving off to college. It's freshman move-in day at the University of Kentucky.

UK President Dr. Lee Todd and his wife Patsy greeted new students and their parents moving into the dorms Friday morning. Todd says it's an exciting time for the Lexington campus.

"It's interesting; we've had about five cars with legacy students. That means that their parents went to school here and they live out of state now. And we allow them to bring their children back on in-state tuition. So we've got students from Chicago, form North Carolina, from Georgia, and from Florida that might not have been here otherwise."

University officials say around four thousand freshmen will live on campus this academic year. A new student induction ceremony is set for Saturday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.