UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
WACO -- It's the start of a new chapter for incoming freshman at Baylor.
Saying goodbye to their parents and hello to college life.
"Right after I graduated, that's when it was more scary than anything, like, 'Oh my gosh I'm going to live on my own.' But then I came for orientation and I came to talk to everybody and I met a whole bunch of people and they were all excited, so it made it that much more exciting," said Elizabeth Miller, an incoming freshman.
And those mixed feelings apply to moms as well.
"It's going to be hard, yep I had tears when I pulled in, and they said 'Welcome to Baylor', and so I thought oh no, she's, I'm going to be leaving her today. But, I'm very excited for her and, we just know she's going to be great," said Sheri Cork, a Baylor student mom.
Freshman year of college is always an exciting and very nerve-racking time but one Baylor organization is here to help make that transition a little easier.
"We got our lead team, which are, their sophomores, juniors and seniors who've already gone through the program, to serve as like, we have mentors, service team, community team and they are here to facilitate like the freshman moving in who are in our program," said Marcey Smith, of the Leadership Living Learning Center.
"They're on their journey to start figuring things out, you know, which will go far beyond moving in. It'll go into academics, and learning, and making friends," said Ben Smith, a Baylor senior.