undreds of newly-enrolled students scattered about Widener University’s campus on Move-In Day with family and bedroom essentials in hand as they left their nests to pursue a higher degree of education and independence.
Last Wednesday, incoming freshman, the future Class of 2015, were assisted by upperclassmen, faculty, staff, Widener Pride mascots, and their families as they moved into their respective dormitories. Move-in day was the beginning of a five-day orientation for new students.
The campus was strewn with anxious, bright-eyed teenagers and parents who wanted to hold on just a little bit longer, but the move-in process went smoothly, according to some.
“Moving everything was pretty easy,” said David Press, a future mechanical engineering major. “I’m mostly excited about being on my own a little.” Press said he specifically chose Widener because of the proximity to his home in Middleton, DE and because he was impressed with the engineering program.
While Press seemed mostly ready to fly the coop, his mother, Lauren Press, was still coping with the notion. “It’s going to be tough, you know, letting go,” she said. “But I’m just very happy he’s getting this opportunity.” Lauren also said the moving procedure was a “well-oiled machine.”
Like Lauren, many parents were…