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USCB Moves-in Record Number of Students

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. -

Nearly 600 students moved into the dorms at Palmetto Village on University of South Carolina Beaufort's Hilton Head Gateway campus this weekend. That is the most students ever housed there, thanks to the completion of the upperclassmen residence halls.

Hundreds of students checked in to USCB Sunday to begin the fun of fall semester, some returning undergrad's and some bright-eyed freshmen like Summer Colleran.

"I have very mixed emotions about it, I'm very excited, nervous.."

Officials were hoping to shake students fears by creating more of a party.

"Today we tried to make it more of a celebration so we have lots of fun things going on, we have a photo booth, snow cones, cotton candy, and a lot of great vendors out here for them as well," said Deonne Whaley, Director of Student Housing.

Whether you're getting a snow cone, spinning the wheel for a prize, or just unpacking your stuff, they had it all at move-in day.

Including a brand new student dormitory, the third building in five years!! Making a total of six residence halls , a big attraction for a school looking to grow, and a big attraction for out-of-state students

"I visited the dorms, and when I checked it out, I just loved it and thought it was beautiful and I decided to come here," said Colleran.

And for some its been exciting to see the campus grow over the last four years.

"During my freshman year it was just these four buildings and they were working on the upperclassmen dorms, so when I saw that expanding I thought oh my gosh, and now they have a new one, its huge, the vibe here is just so incredible I love it!" Senior, Sebastian Gamon said.

"Its been a game changer I would say as far as changing the institution, and really improving what we are offering our students, their quality of life, in being able to live on campus just grows up so much. Its really made an impact on the students and how much they like attending the university," said Whaley.

Students still have a few days to get settled in before classes begin on Thursday.

But officials say this was one of the smoothest move-in days so far.

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