Washburn University students unpack for the first day of school

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - As the cars lined up outside Washburn University for the start of the year, there was a friendly face to greet new students and parents.

Washburn President Jerry Farley put on his tennis shoes to help students move!

"Washburn has a tremendous reputation. Now, it is not easy. You have to come. You have to be ready. You have to study. You have to commit yourself. You have to do a little work, but we have a great reputation," Farley said.

But Farley wasn't alone in his quest to make the students move a smooth one. Resident assistants, fraternities, sororities and faculty were among the others offering up their muscle for the job.

Farley says Washburn University is a great school to get students ready for their careers.

"We'll take the students and make certain they are ready to go out and find a job when they finish here."

Students have a few days to unpack. Some of the first classes are being held Saturday.