FARGO — North Dakota State University is beginning to welcome students back to campus. Students can drop off stuff early this week or move in at the start of the semester.

The early drop-off allows students to sign up for a time slot to follow social distancing rules and all must wear a mask inside and out while moving.

Students can return as early as Saturday, August 22 to fully unpack.

"I'm excited, I'm kind of nervous with how everything is going to go with meeting people and trying to say socially distanced and what events we can and can't have, but I'm looking forward to it, " said Abby Ayres, incoming NDSU freshmen.

The fall semester starts Tuesday, August 25.