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Laramie County Community College has its Freshmen Move-In-Day Friday

Move in Day at Laramie County Community College. Parents do all the heavy lifting as they wave...
Move in Day at Laramie County Community College. Parents do all the heavy lifting as they wave their Freshman good by(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 7:06 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - This is usually parents’ favorite time of the year, back to school. Except maybe if you’re parents of a freshman in college.

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, this week is a special time for young adults and families as freshmen head off for their first year.

Today is the big day! Mom and dad are doing all the heavy lifting because today is move-in day at Laramie County Community College.

“It is a really bitter sweet day for us. I find I’m really excited for him but then at the same time, I’m kind of sad and bummed out, what’s it going to be like for us and how’s it going to be for him,” said Tina Gordon, mother of a Freshman.

First-year students, RA’s, parents and staff gather to get everyone situated for the next big chapter. College.

“I’m excited really just to meet new people, I’m in a different environment so kind of bring that in and be able to explore, definitely see what’s out here for me, “said James Munlyn, Freshman.

There will also be some new protocols to keep everyone safe.

LCCC has asked Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department to help improve their vaccination rates by offering college students, faculty and their families free covid vaccines today.

“We’ll come back in three weeks to repeat the second dose. We’ll offer first doses again, for anyone else that needs it. And then were advertising for the students to come to the health department, if they’re unable to make today’s event,” said Kasey Mullins, Director of Nursing for CLCHD.

But most students are just happy to be here.

“It was a weird year last year you know, but we kind of have a little bit of normalcy this year, so it’ll be good to have everyone back on campus so I’m excited,” said Ethan Mathais, Residential Advisor.

This year and this day is a transition for a lot of people.

“...That mom button doesn’t just shut off,” said Gordon.

And the success of these college students is shared.

“Be proud of what you’ve accomplished, because this is just as much of an accomplishment for us moms and dads, as it is for our students. Know that we’re not the only ones, that there are probably millions of moms across this country feeling and doing the same things that were doing right now,” said Gordon.

And let’s not forget to acknowledge some of the people who helped along the way.

“Hi Mom.”

Best of luck to all students this year. The LCCC semester starts on August 23rd.

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