Record Freshman Class Moves In

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COLUMBIA - MU is hosting its annual Midnight Barbecue to welcome incoming freshmen Wednesday night, and this year the tradition could see more student's than it ever has.

Residential life estimates this incoming freshman class to be 6,500 students, that is roughly 400 more students than last year.

This group of freshmen continues a trend of record breaking freshman classes. Last year Mizzou welcomed record class. Residential life employee Emily Rolan spent Wednesday checking students into Hatch Hall. Rolan says the difference between this year and last year's classes is noticeable.

"I've never seen this many people coming in and out, in and out," Rolan said.

Rolan said she checked in about 250 students Wednesday evening.

Students living in residence halls will continue to move in throughout the week. Classes at MU start August 20.