BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The largest university in Louisiana is welcoming its freshmen students onto campus.

Over 8,000 new Tigers are making LSU their home this year.

“It’s the home for the next four years, so I’ll go with it,” said LSU freshman Stayge Bertucci.

“It’s just new, but we’re excited,” added LSU freshman Olivia Tomlinson.

LSU students return to the classroom on Aug. 22.

“Move-in day is our Super Bowl is what we call it. It’s a day that we plan for months. We look forward to it, and so it’s finally here,” said Residential Life at LSU Associate Communications Director Catherine David.

New Tigers are already figuring out the lay of the land.

“Today, I’m probably going to explore most of it. That’s how I would move in early so I could have some time,” said Bertucci.

David said it’s important to set yourself up for success at the beginning.

“Go to the programs we have in the halls, go to all the events for a welcomed week. So that way they can get connected before classes start next Monday,” said David.

There are some things residents need to know.

“Everybody does their part, arrives on time, comes to the centralized staging lot, gets their building to hang tag, and then when they get to their building, they’re in that unloading zone for no more than 15 minutes,” David explained.

Many freshmen see this as a brand new start.

“I am looking forward to rushing. I can’t wait to be in a sorority,” said Tomlinson.

“Just being in college where you don’t have that guiding hand to help you because you’re really on your own,” added LSU freshman Jessica Jefferson.

The move in mania doesn’t stop on Friday. It will be going on Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 a.m. at the Levee Lot.