Operation Move-In begins at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong campus

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 3:56 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 4:40 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Friday was a big day for 350 students as they move onto Georgia Southern’s Armstrong campus. Four hundred more are expected to move in on Saturday.

Operation Move-In. A day full of unloading cars and stepping to a new home for some and a familiar place for others.

Just checking in before she could even see her dorm, freshman Pamela Kplivi is already thinking about her future.

“I really enjoy psychology,” she said.

So, she is anticipating being able to fuel her passion on this campus.

“I love to help people with their minds and counseling and all that so that’s what I’m most excited for and friends, making new friends as well,” Kplivi said.

Transferring from Barry College, sophomore Logan Barton excited to start Georgia Southern’s nursing program.

“I moved with my best friend and I really am excited to start my career. I actually just got a job at Savannah Memorial, so I’m really excited,” Barton said.

Studying Elementary education, freshamn Kayah Lane is looking forward to something new.

“Just to start a new chapter. It’s going to be very different so I’m excited for that,” Lane said.

Parents and students were greeted by the Savannah Mayor Van Johnson and the president of Georgia Southern. President Kyle Marrero, just like students, has been waiting for this day but for a different reason.

“We’re fully open, fully engaged. All student organizations, over 300 of them, active and everything going on. For them, it is as much back to normal as we were back in 2019,” Marrero said.

As students are excited to move-in, it’s the volunteers that say they do this to leave a lasting impression on those students joining them on campus.

“I feel like giving off a good first impression, it matters. Because I know that mattered for me when I first moved in as a freshman so that’s why I’m doing it,” volunteering senior Walter Robinson said.

Spirits are high for the first day of classes on Aug. 10.

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