I just came across this audio slideshow that Barnard (my alma mater) put together about Move In Day, and I got all nostalgic.
I was never much of a rah-rah college person — Barnard created, at least in me, a student that was more attuned to New York than to the campus itself — but I think no matter what direction you ended up going, move in day will always be as vivid as ever.
I remember going shopping with my mom at the 5th Avenue H&M the night before, and picking out a few new outfits. I then tried them all on one by one, picked my favorite, and stood in front of the mirror assuring myself that "Yeah, I'd be friends with me." Haha. It's a particular kind of terrified and excited.
What do you remember about your move in days?