Friday was move in day at Utica College.

The college is welcoming about 623 freshmen and 159 transfer students to the campus

Student groups and organizations, athletic teams, faculty and staff members helped the new students move in to the dorms.

Among those pitching in to help out was Utica College President Laura Casamento.

Convocation, which marks the official opening for UC's 2018-2019 academic year, was held on Friday afternoon.

Classes at Utica College begin on Monday.