SAN ANTONIO - Saturday marked a historical first for Texas A&M San Antonio -- freshmen moved into recently completed dorm rooms.
Administrators dubbed it a day that symbolized the campus' growth, and for freshmen like Richard Montemayor it was a day to settle into the new facility.
"It's cozy, it's cozy like home," Montemayor said.
It's move in day for @TAMUSanAntonio students! The first of its kind, it's the first on-campus residence hall. Check out Esperanza Hall pic.twitter.com/sk2asam3iB — Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) August 19, 2017
Montemayor said the new dorm is one of the reasons he chose the school -- it was actually the first.
"I loved it because, one, the new residence hall, two, cheap tuition, three, beautiful scenery, four great staff," Montemayor said.
It's not just students and parents excited for the new dorm, administrators are also looking toward the university's future.
"We will be able to grow and grow from the outside, we have a resounding call for students to come to school here, but don't want to commute, they want a place to live," TAMUSA president Cynthia Teniente-Matson said.
Teiente-Matson said this is just the first step in a long journey.
"This is a big difference for resident students, but also the rest of our students, the rest of campus is growing, we redid our cafeteria, our rec center, we are looking into athletics," Teniente-Matson said.
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