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U of L freshman move into dorms; classes to begin Monday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---About 2,000 U of L freshmen, a record number, have officially moved into their campus dorms.

"I'm excited, but equally as nervous as the same time," says Tyler Price, an incoming U of L freshman.

Tyler Price will now make Threlkeld Hall his new home during the school year.

One of the first things he noticed was the furniture inside.

"The wardrobe looked pretty new, so I'm hoping that was a replacement from the old one," says Tyler Price.

The university replaced the wardrobes after spotting some mold this summer.

De-humidifiers have now been placed inside the dorm.

"Intentionally, at least for the next couple of weeks, because the weathers still pretty hot and humid, and with the doors open trying to move students in, we just thought it would be better to keep those running," says Shannon Staten, Director for Campus Housing.

There were also two other dorms where mold was discovered in the past year on campus- Miller Hall and Unitas Hall.

Officials say they took care of the mold, and so far, haven't had problems.

It's not only the mold that made headlines this year.

The University also received a large number of applications this year from incoming freshman. They eventually had to cut off applications. Some freshmen tell us that national exposure helped to make their decision.

"Whenever I started seeing a whole bunch of news about U of L, I checked it out and applied and I'm pretty excited going here," says Eric Robinson, an incoming U of L freshman.

Eric Robinson, an Atlanta native, says it was one thing in particular that got him here on campus.

"It was the men's basketball championship, yes," says Eric Robinson.

With the increase in applications this year, many incoming students are just glad they made the cut.

"I applied pretty early. I'm glad I did," says Sydney Voss, an incoming freshman.

They're now taking in what the city and campus have to offer before classes officially begin.

Classes start next Monday.

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