COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Pretty soon there will be 8,000 new Buckeyes on Ohio State’s Campus.
The graduating class of 2022 is ready to start their journey as incoming freshmen.
David Damore is one of those thousands of freshmen and sophomores that moved into his dorm room Wednesday.
Making the eight-hour drive from New Jersey. His mother held back tears as she sends her oldest child to college.
“I promised that I would try to keep it together the ride home will be long,” said Maria Damore.
David has everything he needs, well his mother and father made sure he had everything he needs. Clothing, water, bed sheets, a TV and video games.
Smith-Steeb Hall will be his new home for the new next nine months.
“I’m not really thinking about anything at once. I’m just excited and once I get situated and settled hopefully I’ll meet some kids,” said David.
When it came to picking a university, Ohio State was David’s first choice. Like the rest of the incoming freshmen, they are becoming apart of a new family, a Buckeye family.
“You are apart of a long great legacy of students. Ohio State is one of the top schools in the nation and you are here for a reason. You are going to add to that legacy and we want to get that in their minds,” said resident assistant, Gabe Jackson.
The bulk of the on-campus students will move into residence halls on Saturday. During that time, roads in the central campus area will be closed to non-move-in traffic. Significant traffic delays are expected in the campus area. Motorists are strongly discouraged from driving through the campus area.