ABILENE, Texas - The school year is right around the corner, and many incoming freshmen students began moving into their dorm rooms Saturday and Sunday.
The majority of those moving in said they were excited to leave home and start their new journeys in life.
"I feel excited," Abilene Christian University freshman Kaitlynd Satterfield said. "I'm really, really excited for this new journey."
ACU freshman Kristin Watkins also said she's prepared for the new beginning.
"I'm so ready to be on my own," Watkins said. "I've always kinda done things on my own. My parents have always supported me and helped me with money and everything else, taught me responsibility, but I am so ready to be out."
Students weren't the only ones nervous about the change. Parents said they will definitely miss the company of their kids.
"Walking in to her room with her not being there it's gonna be really, really strange and not feel so good," Satterfield's mom, Rhonda, said.
"I'm very happy for her, but I hate to see her go also," Watkin's dad, Randy, said. "I've been with her for 18 years, so you know it's gonna be sad."
Just as their children are learning to adapt, parents said they would have to learn a new way of life, too.
"The good thing about is that I've had some great friends who are also in the same position as me, so we are walking through this together," Rhonda said.
Hardin-Simmons University, ACU and McMurry University all begin fall semester on Monday, Aug. 25.
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