Today was move-in day for over 80 freshmen at the Pratt Institute at Munson-Williams in Utica.
Students settled into their dorm rooms and picked up their freshmen kits at the Student Center.
The school attracts students from all over the world, including South Korea, Aruba and South Africa.
Students will be spending the next two years in Utica and will relocate to the Pratt school in Brooklyn.
"I'm looking forward to learning new skills and meeting new people and being a big family. There are over 200 people here. It's going to be a big family," says Kalina Croes, a freshman from Aruba.
"I'm looking forward to the different atmosphere. I'm used to the big city like Manhattan, but I think it would be good to experience this side too," said New Jersey resident, Kristina Smith.
The first day of class begins on Monday.