Ohio State Welcomes Thousands Of New Freshmen As Classes Begin

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Wednesday marked the first day of classes at Ohio State University. 

Nearly 7,000 new students arrived on campus to kick off their college life this week.  And now, they’re getting a helping hand if they get turned around on the expansive campus.   New students that are unfamiliar with their surroundings can check in at booths set up all round campus, where volunteers are happy to help them find their way.

"This campus is ginormous,” said third-year student Emma Green.  “I know I was nervous walking around and theses booths really helped me, so I'm happy to be a part of the information booths to help the other students around.”

The new freshmen class includes students from every state in the U.S., except Wyoming.  And those moving in this week even got a helping hand from new Ohio State President Dr. Michael Drake.  He says he’ll be helping students and attending more welcome week activities in the next few days.