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BOULDER, Colo. -- It's move-in day for University of Colorado students in Boulder.

The school is welcoming a record number of freshmen this year so the school is doing all it can to minimize the impact and hassles for students, parents and neighbors around the campus.

The school said 6,000 freshmen will be entering the university this year. Getting into their dorms will present a real challenge so the school is trying some new tricks this year to make the move go smoothly.

Some of the students and their parents began arriving Wednesday. To help get them into the dorms, the school is closing campus parking lots Thursday and only allowing students and employees access.

Students and their parents are getting special parking permits that get them onto the campus.

Some on campus believe that's going too far, but the freshmen are just excited finally move in and get the school year rolling.

"Oh it's exciting to just be here," Sophie Murphy said. "To go around the campus, to see my dorm room and just be here with everyone else, it's just fun."

CU and the Boulder Police Department will monitor entrances to parking lots to check for the proper parking permits. Students will be allowed on campus to begin the move-in at 9 a.m.

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