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More than 1,200 Marshall students attend freshman orientation

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More than 1,200 incoming Marshall University freshman students sat down at the Cam Henderson center for orientation Wednesday evening.

Students listened to positive messages from class leaders and Marshall head football coach Doc Holliday.

After orientation, students and their families braved the rain making their way across campus for a welcome dinner at the Memorial Student center.

Students hugged their friends and spent time with their families enjoying a free dinner with drinks and deserts inside.

Some students say it was a productive day for them.

"I don't know I thought they would give you a little information about something and brush it off, but they're really sure of making you feel comfortable on campus and comfortable going here." Ashley Mathis of Huntington said.

Marshall students spent the day earlier moving in to their new dorm rooms and meeting new friends.