Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets move into dorms

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Students at Virginia Tech start school in about a week, but some are getting a head start moving into their dorms.

Nearly 400 freshmen in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets moved into their new homes on campus Saturday.

The freshmen will be training for a week, learning how to use a rifle and all the essentials of being a cadet.

Upperclassmen are glad to be able to help the students transition.  "It feels surreal, honestly, to be welcoming the freshmen, as a senior now, said Corps of Cadet member Tiffany Borden.  "It feels like yesterday I was here a a freshman.  My dad texted me today and said don't forget to say goodbye for the first time.  Don't be afraid to hug a crying mom.  It's awesome."

The incoming freshmen will have a parade next Saturday to show their parents what they have learned.