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UNLV freshmen move into dorms
UNLV freshmen move into dorms

It was move in madness on UNLV's campus Wednesday. The university welcomed its biggest freshman class ever.

The school is seeing an unprecedented number of students choosing to live on campus this year. According to the school, 1,700 students are filling up its four residential complexes.

On Wednesday, 1,200 freshmen started moving in. The rest of the students start moving in Friday.

UNLV had a hard time coming up with rooms for everyone.

"We're at capacity this year and there was actually a waiting list. So we're even adding on some more students who are just signing up to live in the dorms," UNLV spokesperson Afsha Bawany said.

The university says it has a diverse freshman class with lots of international students and many coming from Nevada, California and Hawaii.

Incoming freshman Sterling Booker is coming from the Bay Area. He chose the school because of how close he is to family.

“A few choices for me: I could either go to HBCU or I could've gone to New York and I didn't really want to do that either. It is too far away right out of school and I have a little bit of family out here so I know that I have someone out here,” Booker said.

Booker’s aunt lives just 20 minutes from the campus and he has a cousin just a few doors down.