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09/08/2014 04:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Move-in Day at Women's Colleges

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President Dottie King of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College greets new students.
Photo Credit
Betsy Wells / Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

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.

Converse College
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.

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Photo Credit: Beth Lancaster / Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

Stephens College
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.

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Photo Credit: Stephens College, Columbia, MO

Simmons College

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.

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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.

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Photo Credit: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA


Meredith College

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. 2014-08-30-HuffPost_MSMC_MoveIn.jpg

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).

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Photo Credit
Sue Weatherwax / Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

Hollins University

Hollins University is located in Roanoke, VA.

Salem College
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.

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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.

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Photo Credit: Nick Dentamaro / Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

Barnard College

Barnard College is located in New York, NY.

Wesleyan College
Cars line up at Wesleyan College as the college welcomes its new students.

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Photo Credit: Amy Maddox / Wesleyan College, Macon, GA


Scripps College
Scripps College in Claremont, CA, was buzzing with activity as new students settle in to their new home-away-from-home.

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Photo Credit: Jacqueline Legazcue/ Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Columbia College

Columbia College is located in Columbia, SC.

Alverno College
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.

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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!