Two years ago my oldest graduated college, but I can still picture her walking back to her dorm after we said our goodbyes on move-in day. I cried on-and-off during the long ride home, and the first night we sat down to dinner without her. Parents prepare for this moment for 18 years, but when the big day arrives, we still find it hard to let go.
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#2. Arrive at a specific time.
Before you buy or pack anything, be sure to check with your school about what items are and are not allowed. Most schools have to be very careful about health and safety regulations, and rules differ from place to place. One school might not allow microwaves; another might have specific regulations about what size of refrigerators is allowed. See more examples below.
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Move-in day may be one of the most stressful and emotional days of your first semester at college. Between carrying boxes, unpacking suitcases, and saying goodbye to your parent s —this day is full of intense feelings. Learn how you can survive move-in day without making it a miserable experience for you and your family with these 13 tips! During the official check-in process, you will receive many details. However, some of this information may be available to you already. Check your college email or regular email address for dorm details.
These are all the tips you absolutely need to follow to make your life easier on move-in day. Your school may require a bit more information than mine did so you want to be prepared for that. On my first move-in day, I wore jeans. It was my favorite pair of ripped jeans. Wear something comfortable for move-in day and dress for the weather. Wearing flip flops or opened toe shoes is great until you drop something on your toe. So avoid it if you can! Most colleges will have a schedule for students moving into their dorms depending on what floor you live on.