There is a lot of excitement on the campus of Grand Canyon University.
Monday kicked off a move-in week at the campus, and 2,000 volunteers were on hand to make sure everything went smoothly.
Car after car was greeted by cheers.
"This is an exciting day; this has been building for a lot of years. 2,000 volunteers, 7,000 new students, and this is going on for five days," said Brian Mueller, CEO and President of GCU.
So here is how it works, a group of 15 volunteers swarm each car, unpacking boxes, and bags and delivering them to the student's dorm in five minutes or less.
"95% is students, they organize and run the whole thing and do a tremendous job," said Mueller.
It's a warm welcome for students leaving mom and dad for the first time.
"Doesn't it make you excited to come to school, yeah I'm pretty excited," said a student.
It's also a bittersweet moment for parents on a growing campus full of spirit.
Some advice for new students?
"Wear purple and make noise," said Mueller.
Grand Canyon University is seeing a surge in enrollment and has built four freshmen only dorms. Also opening is a new STEM building, and of importance to students; a new food court which includes Habit Burger and Chick-Fil-A.