2,500 Freshmen and their families made the big move to Western Kentucky University Sunday as a part of the schools MASTER plan.
Families lifted, rolled, and even dragged their items into the dorms at Western Kentucky University for freshmen move in day.
It was an emotional day for parents, who have to leave their kids behind.
"It's going to be tough we did this once before with an older child, a son, and you know this is our baby so I’m probably gonna cry," says the Fuqua Family.
"This is my first time doing this and I’m a little sad, but it's bittersweet you know," says the Cocanougher Family.
"It's going to be hard you know, this is my youngest so yeah I’m probably going to get upset," Mary Beth Kozakiewicz.
Meanwhile the newest Western students are excited with a mix of jitters.
"Excitement to start to a new chapter but nervous because I have never been away from home," says Fuqua.
"I’m excited but nervous at the same time, but I know it's going to be a good experience," says Cocanougher.
"Very nervous, come from a small town in Kentucky and never left it so it's going to be a whole new world," says Katherine Laslie.
That new world is a world without parents.
As parents say goodbye, it’s time for the kids to learn cooking, cleaning, and laundry. Many believe they are ready.
"Thankfully I have been trained by mom to do that so I am pretty prepared," says Fuqua.
"I won't have my mom to call on to do things for me and stuff like that but besides that I am excited," says Cocanougher.
Some parents still have their worries, one hopes her son remember the fundamentals of laundry.
"I taught him how to do laundry. I hope he will remember not to mix his colors."
While Sunday was the move in day for freshmen, the rest of the WKU student body will move in Thursday ahead of the first day of class on Monday August 27.