Friday was move-in day for new students at Notre Dame. The traffic caused backups in certain areas.
Classes at Notre Dame start Tuesday, and upperclassmen are allowed to move in on Sunday.
Katherine Clark, a ND freshman from Grand Rapids, says she felt, “Happy then sad...but mostly happy. I am at my dream school, so how is that not a good thing.”
Kim Clark, a ND mom, says, “This is the next right step for her. She found out at thirteen years old that this is where she wanted to go and she has worked hard to get here. She's on the fencing team, she's going to have a great time, this is really home for her.”
With all the parents and students in the area, hotels, restaurants and stores will be busy this weekend, bringing money into the local economy.