Two first-year students in the Class of 1970, each carrying an armload of clothes through the parking lot near Dascomb Hall, serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
Move-in day has always been an exciting time for students and families. After first-year and returning students unload precariously packed vehicles and shuttle suitcases and boxes to homes away from home, exploration of the campus and the surrounding community begins.
Scholars from across the country and various parts of the world will be making their way to Oberlin next week and all students will once again be back on campus. As first day jitters subside, schedules will fill with in-person Orientation activities that include games, movies, open houses, field trips, concerts, and variety shows.
Although recent years have brought their own challenges, many of the move-in day and Orientation feels—nervousness, excitement, uncertainty—continue to resemble those observed by classes that have gone before. This week’s photo series is a throwback to past Orientations. Styles and events may have changed, but the feels remain.
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