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Classes begin this morning, as U of I welcomes largest incoming class ever

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The University of Iowa is welcoming its largest incoming class ever.

Over 5,000 new students are starting classes there this Fall.

The President's Block Party, which is put on by the On Iowa program, was held Sunday night to welcome everyone to campus.

As the dance team, the cheerleaders and the marching band got the Hawkeye spirit going, the new students were feeling it.

Some of the students haven't given classes much thought yet,

"I'm not focused, it's going to hit us hard when classes start tomorrow, were going to have to learn how to school again," said Jeremiah Moody, a first year student.

"We'll be ready tomorrow morning when classes start, we'll come in clutch," he added.

Other students organized their schedules in anticipation.

 "I've walked around campus, found the buildings that I have to go to,  started meeting people in my classes so I can really be prepared for them," said Jake Zicherman, a first year student.

Whether they've read their syllabi or not, everyone I talked to was really excited to be at the University of Iowa.  

"Super excited, it's already awesome I can't wait for the school year to start and all the fun things to happen," said Danny Tran, a first year student.

The students I talked to aren't just looking for a good time, they're also looking to get involved.

"Getting involved with organizations and meeting new people and just you know really  throwing myself in and becoming a Hawkeye you know," said Tyler Stone a first year student.

As Herky the Hawkeye put on a show, first year students said they knew they were in the right place.   

"When I came here and I visited I was like oh my gosh, this is absolutely the place I want to be, I went to a couple football games and it was awesome, the crowd was amazing everyone here was super nice and great, it was just, it was the place for me," said Zoe Zecchin, a first year student.

Classes at the University of Iowa start Monday.

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