LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It was a busy and hot first day for hundreds of students moving into their college dorms at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
UALR is seeing a 50 percent increase of freshmen living on campus this year, compared to five years ago.
"We've built West Hall which houses 350 students in that building alone and it's primarily freshmen," said Rikki Tuner, Interim Executive Director of Student Housing.
More dorms means more students for UALR, which was formerly known to be a commuter campus.
800 freshmen are enrolled this year, which is one of the highest enrollments ever. 650 of those freshmen are living on-campus.
"Living on campus for your freshmen year, your GPA is higher, your more likely to graduate being close to all the resources and the community on campus," said Turner.