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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - In a few weeks, freshmen will arrive in the metro, with back-packs and care-packages ready to go.

But this year, family members and Target have come to the rescue.

Just like wedding brides, students can register.

Instead of cutlery and China, try calculators and bike locks.

On the campus of MSUM Wednesday, anxious parents and their soon-to-graduate high school seniors got a tour of Dragonville. But before they head out this coming year and stock up on dorm and college supplies, what about this for a shopping trip?

Like a glowing wedding bride or mom to be, Target has added "the student" to its

registry list.  From electronics to the more practical; an iron, bedding, things for the dorm room.

Maggie Leif- Soon To Be Freshman: “I think this is very cool. Awesome to know people to know what you want and you don’t have to buy it yourself.”

Steve Leif- Dad Of High School Senior: “Excellent idea; take away some of the cost of what you need for dorm room… Futons, microwave fridge.”

And for those of you who tire of what to get the high school grad, parents say, hop on them some money at the checkout.

Marnie Leif- Mom Of High School Senior: “Like for open house, like if they knew you were registered, and the did not know what to get and not want to give money they could go online and the register and see what the kids want, I think it is an amazing idea.”

Not just incoming freshman who like this idea, but existing students say, why didn't we think of this.

Megan Fritz- MSUM Student: “Very convenient… I can send the link and they would get the hint.”

A handful of clicks fill the dorm room.

And one other convenience, the items are shipped right to the student's dorm.

Kevin Wallevand

Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia and the Middle East. He is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award recipient.

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