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This Week in Photos: The Start of a New Year

September 30, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A pair of boots and a soundboard sit on a sidewalk.
Move-in day.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

A first-year TIMARA student's handcrafted soundboard and belongings sit in a sprawling bundle on the walkway in front of Noah Hall. The mound of shoes, luggage, blankets, and bins was a familiar site around campus this week as students unloaded vehicles and moved into residence halls.

Move-in days brought all members of the student body back to campus on September 28 and 29, including those in the Class of 2025 who are 892 strong. In this week’s photo series we take a walk around campus as first-year, double-degree, transfer, and returning students settle in.

See more move-in days photos on Oberlin’s Flickr page.

A girl at the front of a busy line takes a piece of paper from the person sitting behind a desk.
Registration at the Knowlton Athletic Complex. Photo credit: McKinley Wiley
A mom and daughter stand close together while holding boxes.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
Four people carry boxes across a lawn.
Photo credit: McKinley Wiley
A mother and son lift a heavy tarp filled with belongings.
Photo credit: McKinley Wiley
A family of three pose for a photo next to a pile of clothes on the ground.
Photo credit: McKinley Wiley
A man and college student unpack luggage in a dorm room.
Photo credit: McKinley Wiley
A student puts a pillowcase on a pillow.
Photo credit: McKinley Wiley
Two female students give each other a hug.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay


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