Freshmen getting settled-in at Western New England University

720 freshmen beginning their studies at WNE this year

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hauling suitcases, boxes, plastic storage containers, and cases of bottled water, hundreds of students (with the help of their parents) moved in at Western New England University in Springfield Friday morning. A total of 720 freshmen will be beginning their college education at WNE this year.

22News caught up with Danielle Tabshey of South Windsor, Connecticut, who has twin sons starting college this year. One of them was moving into Western New England University Friday, while she will help her other son move into Emmanuel College in Boston Saturday. She told 22News that she will miss her sons terribly, but she knows it’s time for them to set-off on their own.

“This is a very exciting time for them. I’m a little sad for me, but I know they’re going on to bigger and better things. They get to pursue their dreams and this is what a parent does, you know, you prepare your kids to fly, It’s their time to follow their dreams,” Tabshey said.

WNE freshmen are actually moving in several days later than some other local college students. The Class of 2019 at American International College moved in this past Sunday.

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