The busiest day of the year for Plymouth State University was a complete success, as ‘move-in’ day went off without a hitch. Traditionally held on the Sunday before the start of classes, this year’s move-in was September 3, with nearly 2300 students converging on campus. Despite a light rain and brisk breeze, students quickly and efficiently filled the University’s seven residence halls with the help of staff, students and families.
“It’s incredibly exciting, with the students displaying so much enthusiasm and energy. So many smiles, it’s so good to see them so happy about their return to Plymouth State,” said University President Sara Jayne Steen, who personally welcomed back students and their families. “The parents have so many emotions, excitement for their child’s future, but some nervousness, too. We hope they come back to visit and see the campus in full-swing.”
With clockwork-like precision, University and Plymouth police, residence hall staff and building workers helped incoming students park, unload and move their belongings. PSU athletic teams pitched in to help their classmates move in and get settled.
Richard Hage, University vice president for student affairs, believes move-in day is one of the most anticipated days on campus. “Move-in is a spring-in-the-air event – rich with a mix of excitement, great dreams, reconnecting with good friends and the anticipation and anxiety of hard work, fitting in and making the grade. Mostly, it is a celebration of the very best of community where all are focused on learning and in sharing a common goal of creating a better tomorrow.”
This year’s move-in featured the opening of a brand new residence hall, Langdon Woods, one of New England’s most environmentally-conscious and energy efficient residence halls.