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UConn's largest freshman class moves on campus Friday

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STORRS, CT (WFSB) -

The largest and most diverse freshman class ever moved onto the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus on Friday.

The class is 5,200 students, according to UConn officials.

They made for a busy campus at 7 a.m. when cars, trucks and U-Hauls were all being unloaded.

While classes haven't started yet, some students said they are already stressing.

"Well, it started off very organized, and last night was very hectic to try to fit it all in the car," said freshman nursing major Mary Ball, who said she was anxious to get her room organized.

Ball was among dozens of students scurrying around North Campus on Friday morning, unloading cars.

"I've been wanting to come here for a long time so I'm pretty excited that I got into such a great program," said Tessa Weidig, a UConn freshman.

University officials said a record number of students have also been accepted into their honors program. The class of 2019 has an average SAT score of 1233, a significant increase over recent years.

Upperclassmen will be able to move into their dorms over the weekend. 

Almost 13,000 students are expected to live on campus with most of them returning over the weekend.

UConn said a total of 23,000 undergrads are set to head back to class on Monday.

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