PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s that time of year again.

Back to school season is in full-swing and first-year college students are ready to call Oakland home.

Students at Carnegie Mellon University said goodbye to mom and dad and moved into the dorms this weekend.

Three streets in Oakland were shut down to traffic today to accommodate more than 1,400 incoming freshmen.

“I’m looking to expand my possibilities, learn about my career path,” said first-year student Wenjay Tan, “maybe learn about what I should pursue in my future and learn from one of the best teachers possible.”

With tons of commotion going on, students say their looking forward to new beginnings.

“I’m really excited, I was up all last night in the hotel waiting to get here, I was really excited,” said first-year Raven McMillon.

Many other Pittsburgh schools will be filling up with new students too.

For a list of move-in dates for area universities, click here.

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