Students excited for beginning of new academic year

TROY students were excited to be back on campus for the first day of fall semester classes on Wednesday.

TROY students were excited to be back on campus for the first day of fall semester classes on Wednesday.

Troy University’s in-person classes began Wednesday, Aug. 11, and new students are looking forward to everything TROY has to offer.

Emily Mosier, a freshman from Westville, Florida, said the idea of college classes can be daunting, but she’s loved every minute she’s spent at TROY.

“I love it,” Mosier said. “College is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

The relationships that Mosier has built at TROY in just a few days excites her for what’s in store.

“I’ve made more friends in the past two days than I did in all of high school,” Mosier said.

Amelia Harrell, a freshman from Arlington, Georgia, said that her experience has been stressful at times, but she’s enjoying her time at TROY so far. A concern of Harrell’s was the COVID guidelines, but she feels just as safe at TROY as she did in her hometown.

“Right now, I’m fully vaccinated,” Amelia said. “I still feel extremely safe as if I’ve had a mask on.”

For her freshman year, Mosier is looking forward to experiencing life for the first time on her own.

“I’m excited to live alone and find my independence,” Mosier said.

Harrell is looking forward to the variety of clubs and organizations that TROY has to offer, including the Spectrum Alliance and drama clubs.

Incoming freshmen and TROY students still have events to look forward to as the Welcome Week committee continues to fill the campus with games, food and activities.

Students can expect more activities such as cookouts and volleyball, kickball tournaments, popsicles on the quad and Taste of TROY on Friday, August 13.

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