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Record number of Marquette freshmen on move-in day

Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 19:54:30-04

MILWAUKEE -- Nearly 2,200 Marquette University freshmen are moving in Thursday.

That is the largest freshmen class for the university ever. They are coming from 46 different states and 18 different countries.

Many of the freshmen are moving into a new $108 million new residence hall, Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., Commons, better known as Wild Commons.

Joshua Hancock just came from the UK to play for Marquette soccer.

He is more than happy to learn he's the first of nearly 900 students to move into Wild Commons.

The dorms span two residential towers connected through the lower levels by dining and campus community space.

Some of the amenities include a large dining facility open 24 hours daily, a first-floor lounge and other community space throughout the building, a chapel and multi-faith worship space, smart classrooms and study lounges on each floor.

The vice president of student affairs tells us part of being on campus is navigating the city safely.

"Not being on their cell phone all the time when walking in pairs just taking care of each other," said Dr. Xavier Cole, Marquette University.

The sophomores, juniors and seniors move in later this week.

School starts Monday.