Mooov-In event welcomes new Longhorns to UT

Mooov-In event welcomes new Longhorns to UT

Mooov-In event welcomes new Longhorns to UT

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by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News & Photojournalist KENNETH NULL

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Posted on August 23, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 23 at 9:28 AM

AUSTIN -- Thousands of incoming Longhorns are heading to campus on Friday. The traditional “Mooov-In” event started 20 years ago at the University of Texas to welcome students to the 40 acres.

Approximately 7,500 students will call UT home this school year.

"I really love it here," said UT student Liam Kelly.

The students come from across Texas, from all 50 states and from more than 35 different countries in nearly every continent. Students are getting insider advice on how to study, where to eat and how to get involved outside of the classroom.

"It seems pretty overwhelming, but I think I'm more excited than nervous," said UT student Purav Doshi.

After registering at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, the students received their dorm room key and then began settling for the start of the semester.

“I'm just trying to get my key so I can move in, get ready to party...I mean go to school,” joked UT student Brandon Cantrell.

The dorm rooms will be home for the next nine months. Students will have about a week to take in the 40 acres before heading to class. The Fall semester starts next week.

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