Saturday, August 17, 2013
It's Move-In Day for Vanderbilt freshmen!
For us locals, it means stay far away from the Target on White Bridge Road which always has its greatest amount of traffic and largest sale volume of the year when the new class arrives. Sometimes you can't even find a place to park there are so many parents and students making that "run to the store"(or two) because they forgot something.
Move-In seems to be a much more structured and highly organized (The Move-In crew) event than I think we remember from 40 years ago in the fall of 1969. Here's a video from back in 2010 when this year's seniors (the Class of 2014) were freshmen and came on campus to stay for the first time.....
I sure don't remember Vanderbilt having the student Move-In crew when my daughter Katie came to campus as a freshman in August, 1997. Sure wish they had. I have never been more exhausted in my life than I was at the end of that day moving her into Branscomb. But it does make for great memories, especially for me because as a transfer (Peabody) and home-based student I never got to experience of moving in or living in a VU dorm.
And now here's a video of yesterday's 2013 Vanderbilt Move-In Day....