EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- With the start of school year almost here, Thursday marked the first day students at UW-Eau Claire moved in.
But high temperatures have turned a day of freedom from parents to a day of sweat.
Hundreds of new students still packed up their belongings and said goodbye to mom and dad to start their college adventure.
Most parents and students moving in wore short sleeve shirts and shorts to try and beat the hot day.
One of the more popular items students were carrying was fans to try and stay cool.
The housing department at UW-Eau Claire says only one dorm of eleven dorms has air conditioning.
One RA says this year's move in day is warmer than usual, but it’s still a great time for students and those helping out.
"We have students coming in every once in a while and there's a lot of energy. There's a lot of sweat. There's a lot of excitement. It's just great,” says Mel Hettman.
The university setup a spot where students can deposit their left over cardboard boxes. They'll be used in the community garden for its pizza garden