BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — It’s move-in day at Southern University, and university police say they are prepared for anything.

Southern University and A&M College are welcoming over 8,000 students this academic school year. They said this is a great time to be a jaguar.

“Welcome to Southern University,” chanted Southern University alumni.

Move-in day is a fresh start. And several students at Southern University believe this is their year.

“Exciting! Exciting! I’m so excited,” said Aarealyn Andrew, a freshman at Southern University.

After bomb threats and nearby shootings, SU police say they’re hiring more officers and are being more strict about who gets on campus.

“We’re making sure that we have to see something, say something. Policy in place for the students. We have to pull stations throughout the campus,” said Lt. K. Guy with Southern University police.

Students and staff will likely see more police around campus this year.

“We just make sure that officers are visible all the time. The JAG app that they can always have a place to call in and make sure that we respond to every suspicious situation,” Lt. K. Guy continued.

Students and parents said they already feel safe.

“The security is always on duty. Every time we look they are everywhere. That’s a good thing,” said Andrew.