La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- Classes don't start until Tuesday, but the freshman class is all moved in at the UW-La Crosse, and Sunday morning they got a preview of college life.
At the "Smart Start Brunch" the new students met with professors and student advisors over breakfast. There was also a panel that answered written questions from the students.
Some of the most common questions of the class: Can laptops be used in lectures, and how do I meet one-on-one with my instructors?
The student coordinator of the brunch says she attended the event three years ago when she was a freshman and says it helped ease her fears about starting college.
"It's just like, the unknown. You have no idea what to expect," said Nicole Meulemans, the student coordinator. "You don't know what school's going to be like. You don't know if you're going to make friends, you don't know what types of things to expect when you get here. So it's one way we can take away some of the stress, in one area, the academic area, which is really is the reason people come to school in the first place."
And even though it required waking up early on a weekend, students began lining up for the event before the doors even opened. Each year the meet-and-greet brunch draws hundreds of freshmen. And the freshmen all had their own reasons for attending.
"Well, I haven't had breakfast yet, and I heard there would be food and you get to meet people, and talk about dining and I though it'd be a good thing to stop on by," said freshman Paul Mora.
"I'm a little nervous about studying because there's going to be a lot more studying than I'm used to, cause high school classes were kind of easy for me," said Erin Gassner, another freshman.
Also at the brunch, the freshmen had the chance to sign up for orientation activities including "Chillin' with the Chancellor" and a moonlight 5K.
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