Freshman find their new home at Radford University

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RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) Radford University is filling up with new Highlanders fast. Freshman started moving into Muse Hall, the university's largest residential hall Thursday.

Students and parents had the help of nearly 700 upperclassmen who volunteered to come early to help make the move less stressful for incoming freshman.

"My freshman year someone helped me move in. And I was like this is amazing, I don't have to lift a lot of stuff and it was a great way to meet upperclassmen. I really got connected with a lot of upperclassmen that way," said Lawrence Davin, a Radford University Senior who's helping freshman move in this week.

"I was presented with the opportunity to do the same, to help other freshman move in, I was like that's amazing, I would love to do it, I love meeting new people. I wanted to help share my experiences with them to help make their first year enjoyable."

The class of 2021 includes nearly 1,900 students. That's an 8.5 percent growth over last year's freshman class, according to university relations. Move in continues Friday. Classes start Monday.