A day of mixed emotions for many parents.
Though college freshmen seem to agree, they're just excited.
It's move-in day at Marietta College.
For many college freshmen it's the first time living away from home.
Some anticipation in the air, but families say it's an important new chapter.
"I'm nervous, but I'm definitely proud. I mean, in today's time, these kids, the way they grow up, I'm very proud that she's made this step and going further and she wants something out of life," says Marvin Woods, the father of a student.
"I guess I was more nervous when my parents left, but now I'm just content and ready to start a new chapter in my life. I met my roommate. So I have about three friends right now. Which is pretty good for me, starting out. So, it's not bad," says Sawyer Shafer, a freshman.
Classes start up on the 25th.
But students say they're glad to have a few days to get to know their new hometown.
Parents will get to come back and check up on their now grown-up kids.
Family weekend is September 19th through 21st.