FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --Fresno State begins classes next week and on Thursday hundreds of students began moving into the dorms. Freshman Kevin Bowman, from San Francisco, said he and his family woke up early to pack up the truck and get on the road.
"I'm pretty nervous. It's a new experience-- just like starting high school all over again. Trying to make new friends, trying to connect with all these new people."
Bowman will study animal science at Fresno State, and although his parents are proud, they are also nervous for him to be on his own.
"I think once we move him in it'll be a sigh of relief, because then I feel like we've taken care of everything we need to. But yes, we're gonna miss him a lot," said Rocio Bowman, Kevin's mother.
"It makes it a little more comfortable to know exactly where he's gonna be at. So if anything happens we know how to get down here and what not," said Kevin Bowman, Sr., Kevin's father.
Some traveled even further like Anderson Medina Guerrero from Ecuador He's thankful his friend from back home is also a student.
"It's the best part, because if I were alone, it would be worse. It's kind of difficult because everything is new here."
For the most part, it's new for about 900 students moving in this week.
"It's a lot of students and the families are here, and they're here to welcome them in and we've got lots of activities for them to do today and throughout the week so they can get settled," said Erin Boele, Director of Housing.
Settled and adjusted to the campus, and for some, the weather.
"San Francisco's very windy, so we enjoy that, we appreciate that wind and coolness. We're not used to it here," said Rocio.
"Maybe you'll come visit him during the cooler temperatures," asked our reporter.
"Yea, when I don't have to sweat so much," said Kevin.
An experience to remember, in the dog days of summer.
Enrollment is projected to break a record this year with 24,500 students. They'll all start class Monday morning.