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This Week in Photos: Welcome Class of 2024

August 25, 2020
Yvonne Gay
A girl wearing a face mask crouches inside the back of an open car trunk.
After months of preparation to campus buildings and the implementation of recent protocols to all spaces, the Class of 2024 began arriving on campus on Sunday, August 23. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

After months of preparation to campus buildings and the implementation of recent protocols to all spaces, the Class of 2024 began arriving on campus on Sunday, August 23.

Staggered unloading times and COVID-19 test scheduling were just some of the procedures that became part of this year’s move-in days. And although smiles were obscured by facial coverings, the art of the smize (smiling with the eyes) was in full effect. There are 709 total new students this year (686 first-year students; 19 transfers; and four graduate students). Of the number of first-year students, 551 are in the arts and sciences; 102 are in the conservatory; and 33 are double degrees. The Class of 2024 have hometowns in 44 countries and 47 states. Returning students start their journey back to campus on Wednesday, August 25.

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


A student looks down at a staff member through clear plexiglass.
Students go through a check-in process in the Science Center. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A parent and student wearing face masks hold boxes.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A male student lifts a large container with belongings.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A crowd of parents wearing masks walk down a street.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A male student leans over to sign a sheet of paper.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A student with a large guitar case on their back.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

 

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