LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - La Crosse's population grew by hundreds Friday as college students began moving into their new homes for the school year.
Viterbo University welcomed its new students throughout the day. The campus sidewalks were littered with clothes and furniture as the students found their new homes.
New and returning students will also be able to enjoy a weekend of activities on campus before beginning their classes on Monday.
Students and staff at the university say they are excited to see the campus so lively again.
"It's definitely nice to see so many more people on campus and see the cafeteria full when you go in. It's more fun to make more friends that way, see all the new people, new faces, and the same people that are coming back later this weekend,” said Viterbo University Peer Advisor Delany Horton.
The Viterbo move-in day ended with students and their families grabbing some lunch, followed by a welcome and blessing.
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