Hilbert Braces for Record-High Number of Students

September 5, 2010 Updated Sep 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM EDT

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September 5, 2010 Updated Sep 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM EDT

Sunday was move-in day for students at Hilbert College on South Park Avenue in Hamburg where campus officials are bracing for the college's largest full-time student population ever. The fall semester will also feature the most students Hilbert's ever had living on campus too. The students who spoke with Eyewitness News on Sunday seemed excited about dorm life, but they might find the accommodations a little crowded.

"We have a lot of students on campus and the way I say it to the new students is 'the more the merrier'," explains Jason Lanker who works for Hilbert College, "If you have one roommate that's great but if you have an extra that's even better. So, that's the way we're trying to spin things."

"It's just totally different and a new experience," says Sam Wapshare, a new Hilbert student who was moving into a dorm room on Sunday.

"It's like going on vacation for a long time," laughs Chelsea Cobell, also a new dorm resident.

The college will host a number of welcome events for students all this week.