UK president welcomes new students to campus

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Hundreds of students are moving into the UK dorms Friday and they're getting a special welcome from the university's president.

It's a big day for UK students and staff. The university has spent weeks coordinating today's move-in to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible.

Most of the dorms are on UK's south campus. Students living on odd floors began moving in at 9:00 Friday morning. Students living on even floors started settling in at 1:00 Friday afternoon.

Volunteers were on hand helping students unload their cars and move boxes into their dorms. The wildcat marching band was on campus keeping school spirits high.

The university's president Dr. Eli Capilouto and his wife, Mary Lynne, were also welcoming students to their new homes.

"This is why we’re here, for these students and their families. We’re grateful for them. They chose UK. This was their first choice and we want them to feel welcome. We want them to know this is a warm and safe environment," says Dr. Capilouto.

UK’s classes will begin next Wednesday.

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