Each August, the University of Rochester prepares for Move-in Day, when the incoming freshman class arrives to begin their time as undergraduates. With the help of family, friends, and University volunteers, more than 1,000 new students move into five residence halls on the River Campus and the downtown Eastman Campus.
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Beginning on Aug. 25, more than 1,300 members of the Class of 2018 will arrive on River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music. Here’s a look back to Move-in Days of yesteryear.
2012: For River Campus move-in, carloads of freshmen and their families begin lining up in Park Lot as early as 9 a.m.
2013: With more than 1,000 new students moving into the residence halls, the whole campus rallies to streamline the process.
2013: The Midnight Ramblers, our all-male contemporary a capella group, entertain the incoming freshmen and their families as they wait to move into the residence halls.
2008: We’ve got spirit, yes we do! Anna Grushevsky ’09, one of many Move-in Day volunteers, welcomes new freshmen to Susan B. Anthony Halls.
2013: Welcome to Sue B! Susan B. Anthony Halls is one of the main freshman residence halls on River Campus.
2013: Dominick Schumacher ’16 pulls Rocky along as they prepare to help freshmen move into Susan B. Anthony Halls.
2009: Many hands make light work as current Rochester students help the next class move into their new homes.
2012: School daze: Move-in commotion fills the lobby of Sue B.
2013: Going up? Move-in continues at Susan B. Anthony Halls with everyone lending a hand.
2012: It’s a home away from home for baseball teammates Jake Meyerson (center, L) and Nolan Schultz (center, R), who arrange furniture in their dorm room with the help of their families.
2008: Meanwhile, the Eastman move-in continues downtown. Here, double bass performance major Andrew Grandahl and his family head toward the Student Living Center.
2008: Proud papa Bill Dietz enjoys a beautiful Rochester day on the Eastman Campus while his son and wife pick up the room keys.
2011: It’s all hands on deck at the Eastman Student Living Center as the newest students make downtown Rochester their home.
2011: A dad’s work is never done. Kevin Girton of Wichita, Kansas, carries instruments for his daughter.