NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Universities across Tennessee have been coming to life as the new school year got underway.
Sunday was move-in day for nearly 600 freshmen at Lipscomb University in Nashville.
It's an exciting time for many students who have decided to live away from home for the first time.
What has been even more exciting was they have a refurbished dorm to call home.
"Whether it's furniture, textures, paints, doors, elevators, bathrooms, showers, dorm room furniture, HVAC system -- everything has been touched in this building,” said Sam Smith, Dean of Student Life. “We dumped about $8 million into this project, so we were taking a very serious step forward saying we want to provide an excellent experience for students who live here."
Work on the men's High Rise residence hall hasn’t been finished. They're still building a kitchen and an outdoor patio area.
This week freshmen and transfer students have been scheduled to participate in orientation. Classes have been set to start on the 24.