Now that Move-In Day 2014 is a thing of the past, I thought it would be fun to do a quick rewind and revisit the event. Moving into a new home-away-from-home is quite an affair, one that requires lots of help moving boxes and other necessities, hoping to transform a dorm room into one that feels like home.
This blog post is a collection of sights and sounds (photographs and videos) from Move-In Day at various women's colleges across the country. In it, we'll take a look at what it was like for these students and their families. For first-year and transfer students it's a feeling of anticipation and for returning students it's a feeling of coming home.
Either way, Move-In Day is always so exciting! So let's get started!
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College is located in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Emily Salonich is a first-year student and with the help of her parents, Robin and Kevin Gerzma, settles into her dorm room located in the newly-renovated Pell Hall at Converse College.
Photo Credit: Beth Lancaster / Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
Amity Walter '18 wants to get unpacked as quickly as possible to participate in the College's Crossing the Bridge ceremony, a Move-In Day tradition that formally recognizes the new students of the Stephens College community.
Photo Credit: Stephens College, Columbia, MO
Simmons College is located in Boston, MA.
Douglass Residential College
This photograph caught several of the helpers available during Douglass Residential College's Move-In Day including student volunteers (L-R) Olga Pryymak, Leaonna Lee, and Amanda Autore.
Photo Credit: Kaila Boulware, Douglass Residential College, New Brunswick, NJ
Agnes Scott College
Agnes Scott College students move into their new home, Agnes Scott Hall, with assistance from a contingent of upper classwomen, faculty members, and administrators/staff, ready to lend a helping hand.
Photo Credit: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Meredith College is located in Raleigh, NC.
Mount St. Mary's College
Chloe Frise '18 receives the ultimate "drop-off" from her family as she moves into her new home at Mount St. Mary's College.
Photo Credit: Chloe Frise / Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Devyn Burns, a new student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, is sure to feel at home with her comfy chair and ottoman (once it's moved into her dorm room with the help of her mom and dad).
Sue Weatherwax / Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
Hollins University is located in Roanoke, VA.
Smiles all around as these members of the orientation team (L-R) Ayana Shiggs, Purva Trivedi, and Yanadira Mendel help new students settle into their dorms at Salem College.
Photo Credit: Jordan Brannock / Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
Brenau University Women's College
Move-in Day at Brenau University Women's College marks the start of a new academic year as Madison Kosater '18 organizes her new dorm room with the help of her dad, John.
Photo Credit: Nick Dentamaro / Brenau University, Gainesville, GA
Barnard College is located in New York, NY.
Cars line up at Wesleyan College as the college welcomes its new students.
Photo Credit: Amy Maddox / Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
Scripps College in Claremont, CA, was buzzing with activity as new students settle in to their new home-away-from-home.
Photo Credit: Jacqueline Legazcue/ Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Columbia College is located in Columbia, SC.
Move-In Day student volunteers (L‒R) Elizabeth O'Hara, Jillian Batty, Kadijiah Jones, Dailen Harris and Lauren Bell at Alverno College took time out to pose for this endearing photo.
Photo Credit: Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
I hope you enjoyed the collection of Move-In Day visuals I've shared with you today.
Here's to all students (new and returning), and wishing each of them a 2014‒2015 academic year filled with joy, inspiration, fun, discovery, and learning!