Move-In Day has become a tradition
Move-in Day turns what could be a tiring chore into an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students and their parents to get to know each other and celebrate the beginning of a new academic year.
This long-standing Carolina tradition doesn't lower August temperatures, and it doesn't lessen the amount of stuff students bring to campus. But it does put a smile on everyone's face.
This year, more than 500 students moved into the University's newest residence hall -- the Honors College Residence Hall. See a video preview of this facility, above.
Students and their parents were helped by people wearing bright yellow Move-in Crew T-shirts. As in years past, the people sporting these shirts are Carolina faculty and staff members who eagerly help carry suitcases or televisions or fluffy rugs into nearby residence halls. University President Harris Pastides and Carolina's First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides also wear the special T-shirts as they moved boxes and books with the best of them.
Move-in Crew shirt logo
A central location iss provided for parents on Move-in Day -- in front of the Russell House University Union on Greene Street. In addition to campus maps, water, sodas, and the very popular misting fan, parents can speak with staff from the Department of Student Life to learn more about the programs and services available to their students. Brochures and display boards are available, and registration information for fraternity and sorority recruitment also is provided.
Move-in Day is about meeting new people and becoming a part of the Carolina family.