LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Philander Smith College will start classes on Wednesday. So, this weekend was a busy time for students to move into their residence halls or apartments. Most students actually live on campus. Sunday we followed one sophomore who says he wouldn't have it any other way.
A new school year means a new dorm room for Philander Smith sophomore Aaron Nance who has a little trouble getting into building.
A little hectic at first, but he's surrounded by help. It's the first year he gets to stay in the suites with no roommate. He says, "A suite is a privilege. The upperclassman get the suites and the freshmen get the dorms." It allows him more room for his mini refrigerator, clothes and TV.
Residence Life Coordinator Adrian Tharpe says more than 400 students live on campus. He says, "I think it's important especially for our freshmen students I think with them starting up they need a place to stay so we can direct them and watch them mature."
And it has everything he needs. But living on campus gives him the support he needs for those long nights.
Although the sophomore is on his own, he says he's a bit of a mamma's boy. He makes sure to Skype with his parents once a week.