On Saturday hundreds of SUNY Broome students moved into the college's residence hall. And for some their new home is not too far from their original. 4.4% of Southern Tier students make up the more than 360 on campus.

One of the hardest parts of starting college is saying goodbye to home and saying hello to a new chapter in life.

"I'm feeling really excited and it's going to be fun, moving in," said SUNY Broome Freshman Caleb Stulir.

Freshmen meet hundreds of new friends. And for Sean Malone and Tony Carr, they found out that it really is a small world.

Conklin natives Malone and Carr both graduated from high school together, but didn't know each other when walking down the hallways to class.

And they've just learned they are now neighbors.

"Just by chance we're just roomed together. Something special, something cool, something unique. We'll see how it goes," said SUNY Broome Freshman Sean Malone.

"I didn't know him at all and we just happened to live in the same area. And right now we're clicking, so I would say that we're definitely bros," said SUNY Broome Freshman Tony Carr.

In addition to making new friends, students say they can't wait to see what other opportunities arise.

"Students that live on campus are typically more successful and more engaged because they have the library right across the street. They have all these resources right on their campus. They can go down to the gym, and run around or whatever they might do. So having these increased resources right at their fingertips on campus is really what's going to help them be more successful," said Director of Housing Amy Ziezula.

"I'm just trying to see what the college life is like actually. So I'm trying to be able to open up like I see on the movies how college is so fun.So I definitely want to try it out and see how it is," said Carr.

Experiences made all the more richer for two guys who never really knew just how close they are.

This is the second year that SUNY Broome's Student Village is open to students.

Classes begin on August 31st.