What to Expect on Move-In Day

Student leaders welcome new students on move in day

The Class of 2018 will move in at Meredith on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. To help new students prepare, the Office of Admissions asked a group of returning students to share advice on what Move-In Day is like at Meredith.

“When I moved into Meredith, it was a whirlwind of a week. Your student advising group is your strongest support group from the beginning, so use them for resources and comfort. My SA group became like family, and many become some of my closest friends at Meredith! Expect a lot of new information about the campus and its resources, so do not be afraid to ask a question if something is confusing. We all want you to be successful here and knowing where to go when help is needed is important.”— Ashley Byrnes, ’16

“You will meet a lot of new people. You won’t remember all of their names but you’ll remember their faces and it’ll help you when you run into them later on.” — Abigail Lorentzen, ’16

“Move-In Day is one of the greatest days at Meredith. Expect some chaos, lots of screaming and many smiling faces! During Orientation, expect to be super busy with different meetings you will need to attend, but you’ll also get the chance to meet others and start long-lasting friendships.”—Hannah Gerding, ’17

“Expect a lot of cheering, excited, and people eager to welcome you with open arms into the Meredith community. Also, expect sisterhood, bonding, and memories that will last a lifetime.”—Jessica Boyd, ’16

“It will be hectic. You will be so excited and nervous at the same time. Not only are you meeting your roommates but you are saying goodbye to your family as well. But don’t worry! It is so much fun and the events of Orientation really help you to get adjusted and to meet new friends. You have your Student Advisers and Big Sisters for support! It may feel like a lot at the time, but you’ll love the whole experience.” —Rachel Anne Phelps, ’16

“Expect to be really tired afterwards! A lot is going to happen and its overwhelming (especially saying goodbye to your family)/scary/exciting but to not worry because it’s all worth it at the end.” — Daniela Carrillo Lopez, ’17

“Lots of different emotions and an overload of information. It may be overwhelming at first, but don’t worry! Once you’re settled and in a routine, college life will be great!”—Megan Luke, ’16

“I think what shocked me the most was how many wonderful women I would meet so quickly after getting to Meredith. Be outgoing, get to know people, and it will start to instantly feel like home!” — Sara Owens, ’15

“Everyone will be overwhelmingly nice. Everything will be overwhelming.  You’ll have to take in a lot of information. The novelty and excitement made the orientation and the first month of classes the happiest time of my undergraduate career. The hardest part of the adjustment process came later, but then it too passed, and soon I found my balance.” — Alla Akiyeva, ’16

Read tips from Meredith’s Director of Residence Life on reducing Move-In Day stress

View the schedule for Move-In Day and orientation

Bookmark and Share

back

Tags for this article:

tradition  student life 

Headlines



Contact Information

Melyssa Allen
News Director
Phone: (919) 760-8087
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)