Move-in day was truly one of the most life-changing days I’ve ever experienced.
Before move in, I was nervous about everything involved in the way the next four years of my life was going to go. I was nervous for how I was going to get used to my roommates, and living in a room so much smaller than the one I was used to at home, and the fact that I wouldn’t have my family around all the time.
But everything changed as soon as I pulled into Longwood on move-in day. When I saw all the happy faces and people so willing to help, I knew this was going to be a good place where I was going to thrive in all aspects. The people outside of my residence hall were so eager to help and provide any service that I needed.
When I got all my stuff in my room, I was so excited to start hanging out with the people on the hall and getting to know the people who are going to be around me for the next year. The first night in my room I didn’t get much sleep, as everyone was in and out of everyone’s room hanging out and getting to know each other.
The hardest part about move-in day was saying goodbye to my mom. Even though she doesn’t live too far away, knowing I wouldn’t be seeing her everyday was tough.
Move-in day made everything real: College was no longer something that I was going to do in the future—it was happening now. I will never forget that first day, seeing the endless hugs to family members and all the clothes that everyone brought with them.
Move-in day was really the first step in my four-year journey at Longwood.