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Texas Tech students excited to be back on campus

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

It's move in weekend for nearly 6,000 students at Texas Tech University and they are happy to be back in Lubbock.

"I'm really excited to see all my friends, get good classes, all the professors and stuff are really good here. It's the place to be," said Alexus Hamilton, a sophomore at Tech.

She is one of the lucky few that gets to move into the brand new residence hall and she loves the upgrades.

"It's really nice. The bathrooms are amazing, the showers are all pretty and stuff, so it's really nice compared to the other dorms," Hamilton said.

Junior Sarah Ellens is also moving in to the new residence hall, and she made sure to pack her car full of all the dorm essentials before she made the six-hour drive from Dallas.

"You got to remember to bring all your bedding, your new towels and cleaning supplies," she said. "Everybody forgets those."

Brian Shannon has a daughter at Tech and is also a professor of law. Move-in day is emotional, but he says everyone in the family is ready for school to start.

"We miss her but there's a little, I think, relief on all sides," Shannon said. "My daughter is a junior this year so it's much less emotional than two years ago and she's very excited to be coming back to Tech. Mom and Dad are ready for her to do that as well," he said with a large smile on his face.

The first day of classes is August 27th.

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