“I’m just ready to take that next step forward:” New incoming SU students move in, excited for road ahead

SALISBURY, Md.- All hands were on deck Thursday as new members of the Sea Gull family flocked to Salisbury University for freshmen move in day.

“I’m super excited to be here for the new school year. It definitely was not as stressful as I thought it was going to be so that’s really kind of helped me through the day,” Izzy Vazquez, a freshman, said.

“I’m really excited to be here, it’s a little nerve wrecking and stressful at first,” Braelyn Clark, a freshman, said.

Many of the incoming freshmen had smiles on their faces as they unloaded their cars and lugged their stuff to their door rooms.

Students we spoke with said this new journey is something they’ve been looking forward to, especially because their senior year of high school was a difficult experience.

“With COVID and all it was kind of sad, you know I didn’t get to do a whole lot,” Josh Nasuta, a freshman, said.

“We didn’t really have the stuff that we had before, and you know it was just not going to school everyday and not seeing the people that you always do, so it’s really exciting to be here and get that opportunity again,” Clark said.

And because of COVID-19 that senior year experience included not having memorable events.

“There was no prom, and dances, any events,” Ella Fedor, a freshman, said.

“We did not have a homecoming, I was actually homecoming king on the books, but there was no actual dance,” Nasuta said.

So, with a fresh start lying ahead for these students, they’re going to grab the bull by the horns and make the most of everything.

“I want to get involved in clubs and like play sports for fun so I’m really excited,” Clark said.

“It’s just a whole other chapter in life for me, so I’m just ready to take that next step forward,” Nasuta said.

And they hope that COVID-19 doesn’t ruin all their fun once again.

“It definitely was a thought in my mind moving in, but I’m just really going to hope for the best, everyone wear their masks and all that kind of stuff so we can stay in school,” Vazquez said.

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