Students make NDSCS their home

Emily Martin, 18, used a common area in her dorm to get her computer set up. Martin is an architectural drafting student from Fargo. She's joined by dad Lonny and mom Jennifer. North Dakota State College of Science began classes on Monday, Aug. 20.

It takes a while to make a dorm room home. Emily Martin, 18, learned that lesson Saturday, Aug. 18.

Martin, a Fargo resident, was one of countless incoming students on the campus of North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. She’ll be studying architectural drafting.

“I like the program and it fit what I wanted,” Martin said. “I’m working on setting up my computer.”

Martin, her father Lonny and mother Jennifer were in a commons area rather than the dorm room so that Martin’s roommate and her family could continue unpacking.

“I’ve never shared a room before, but I’m looking forward to it,” Martin said.

Many students arrived at NDSCS Saturday morning. The crowd of students and parents continued into the afternoon.

“My cousin had gone here and my aunt works here,” said Gretchen Rademacher, 18. “It seems like a place with a good atmosphere. I’m looking forward to meeting new people, branching out and playing softball.”

Lonny and Jennifer Martin are proud of their daughter’s choice to attend NDSCS.

“I think it will be a good fit for her,” Jennifer Martin said.

Classes began Monday, Aug. 20 for all students in Wahpeton, Fargo and online. The night before, NDSCS held a street dance on campus.

A second street dance is scheduled for 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. It will be held in the parking lot north of Old Main and will include music from a disc jockey.

NDSCS is one of several Twin Towns Area schools beginning the 2018-19 education year this week. Look to Daily News Media for continued back to school coverage.

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