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UK football team helps new students move into dorms

Friday is a big day at the University of Kentucky.

Thousands of new students are moving onto campus, and they're getting some high-profile help.

UK President Dr. Lee Todd and other university officials were on hand, along with the UK football team.

Cars were lined up on UK's south campus Friday morning, with students and their families ready to move into the dorms.

To help ease the moving process and lighten some loads, the UK football team took time out of their regular day of meetings and practice to offer a helping hand.

"These are the people that support us on game day, so any way we can give back, it's important for us to do," UK Quarterback Morgan Newton said.

The UK marching band also greeted the newcomers, playing the school's fight song as people waited in lines.

Dr. Todd was one of the first faces freshmen got to see as they arrived on campus. He says this makes the new place a little more personal for them.

"It gives us a personality," Dr. Todd said. "You go though an academic facility with a reputation or a personality. If you don't have a personality, you're not a lot of fun. We like to show them on the first day that we care about them and we want them to be here."

Freshmen began moving onto campus at 9 Friday morning. They'll continue to move until 5 in the afternoon, and again through the weekend.

Classes begin Wednesday.

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