Move-in weekend underway at UT; Record setting freshman class enrolled

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Around 7,000 students are moving into their dorm rooms at the University of Tennessee this weekend.

Move-in weekend is a busy and a bit bittersweet time for lots of parents and young adults as they head off to college.

Architecture student Hunter Swinney from Fayetteville says one of the things he had to bring to campus from home was his coffeemaker.

“My Keurig, cause it’s kind of what I live off of. Either that or my drawing board,” said Swinney.

“It’s just stressful. There’s not enough carts and buggies. We’re just trying to get moved in and start the college life,” said Sydney Ledsinger from Memphis.


“[I’m] kind of glad to get her out of the house get her into college life and get her on her way,” said Ledsinger’s stepfather Michael Kimmons.

The process has been going on all week and continues Saturday.

UT is welcoming another record-setting freshman class this year. The school says 4,722 new Volunteers are enrolled this year, about 20 more than last year’s freshman class. The class has an average ACT score of 27 and a high school GPA of 3.89. About 49 percent have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Final enrollment figures will not be available until the 14th day of class.

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