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College Move in Day

Meredith College Making Move-In Day Even More Memorable

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.04.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

Move-In Day is a special day for students as they begin their college life. It's both exciting and nerve-racking. While first-year students like the idea of newfound independence, being away from family can be unsettling and stressful.

Letting Go of the Balloon String

Ayyan Zubair | Posted 08.17.2015 | College
Ayyan Zubair

Just as surely as the days of the summer continue to shorten, so too do the days of my childhood come to a close. Leaving for college does much more than simply just changing one's ZIP code; it removes the innocent coating of childhood from us.

Hauling the Kids to College: Queen Bees and Worker Bees

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Here's a salute to those moms whose knees are popping the day after and to those dads whose backs are aching today, who come back just a little bit lighter than when they left. (Lighter not necessarily from dropping weight from the physical labor, but because of a much lighter wallet.)

Are You Ready for College?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

This felt like just another trip we were taking together. Returning home without Katie was impossible to process.

Top 12 Dorm Shopping Mistakes Everyone Makes

Grown And Flown | Posted 09.24.2014 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

With high school graduation behind us, we are turning our focus to the day we will drop our youngest kids off at their freshmen dorms. Though we prefer to stick our heads in the sand and ignore the inevitable, it is time to get them ready for the tiny living spaces that will be their homes away from home.

The Back-to-School Blues

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Apparently, I'll always be a kindergarten mom in recovery. Then again, I had a front-row seat to an amazing show: I got to watch Katie grow up.

A Welcome to College Parents

Debora Spar | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Debora Spar

Over the next few weeks, parents across the U.S. will be taking their sons and daughters to college, a momentous event and a turning point that, once ventured upon, can never be reversed.

The Do's and Don'ts of Dropping Your Kid Off at College

Linda Wolff | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

We've packed and moved two kids into college 5,000 miles from home and learned the hard way what works and what doesn't.

How College Move-In Day Is Like Writing A Novel

Amy Sue Nathan | Posted 11.07.2012 | Fifty
Amy Sue Nathan

I stared at the mess cargo while standing in my driveway before we left home, and it hit me how that tightly packed, carefully chosen, absolute catastrophe in the back of my SUV and his compact car somewhat resembled my work-in-progress.


Autumn Chiklis | Posted 11.06.2012 | College
Autumn Chiklis

Be it a person, place, activity, memory or idea, the notion of home is different for everyone, and I couldn't help but wonder... would I/could I ever consider college my own home?

Note To Parents On College Move-In Day: Please Leave | TRIP GABRIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As the latest wave of superinvolved parents delivers its children to college, institutions are building into the day, normally one of high emotion, ac...

10 Things You DON'T Need To Bring To College

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Moving to college is a lofty task -- packing your life into duffel bags and boxes takes determination, organization and a shrewd sense of foresight. T...