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What's the vibe like on move-in day at HBCUs?

Hey everyone! I’m super excited (and a teensy bit nervous) about the idea of going to college. For those of you who've gone to an HBCU, can you tell me what move-in day is like? Is it super chaotic, or is there a system in place? Do they make it fun, or is it all business? Just trying to get a feel for what my first day might be like next fall! Thanks :)

7 months ago

Hey there! Firstly, how fantastic that you're looking ahead to your college journey—it's going to be an exhilarating time! Generally speaking, I can tell you that it's a mix of emotions and activities, but definitely more on the lively side. There's an air of excitement buzzing around as students and families unload cars and get to know each other.

Yes, it can feel a bit chaotic with so many people and so much to do in a short space of time, but some HBCUs have it down to a science. There are often volunteers and staff members guiding the traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, answering questions and helping students and families find their way.

There are often upperclassmen around to offer a helping hand or just to say hello, which can make the process feel like an event rather than just a chore. While there's paperwork to be sorted and rooms to be set up, the vibrancy of the day will make it more memorable than stressful. So, pack your patience along with your belongings, and you'll be just fine! Enjoy every moment of it!

7 months ago

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