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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Thousands of new students to UW-Milwaukee are moving into the dorms on campus Tuesday. 

The university has 2,400 new students this year.  Some are excited and some are nervous. 

"I'm ready just to be moved in, settled into the new city and kind of get my bearings," UWM freshman Zach Rydberg said. 

"Mixed feelings. It was hard to say goodbye to my parents, family, friends, but honestly, when I got here, I'm so excited," said UWM freshman Philip Yoo. 

Staff at UWM say their goal is to make sure students feel welcomed and have the support to succeed at the university. 

"Our job is to welcome them here, make them feel connected to UWM, help them bridge connections with friends and faculty in hopes that they are academically successful," said Kari Dawson, Acting Associate Director for University Housing at UWM. 

UW-Milwaukee says about 3,800 students moved in Tuesday. Classes start on September 3. 

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