Students moved into their dormitories and apartments at Southern Connecticut State University on Sunday, but it was a bittersweet moment for families and students alike.
University of Hartford and Connecticut were already done moving in, students at SCSU were just getting started on Sunday. They along with their parents, siblings and friends spent most of Sunday morning and afternoon hauling things amid the high temperatures.
As carts moved along the halls, temperatures were in the mid-80s. Milford native Lisa Schwabacher won’t complain.
“The day is great. Today, the sun's out and we're ready to start a new school year,” Schwabacher said. “It’s exciting.”
For her son, Adam Schwabacher, the only tricky part of “move-in” day was the “sign in.”
“The system crashes every now and then,” Adam Schwabacher said.
Sophmore nursing student Mackenzie Tearman was trying to think past the lifting and stair climbing.
“The best part is being able to see all of your friends once you move in,” Tearman said. “The worst part is having to carry all this stuff in, trying to organize everything.”
One big change this year at SCSU was a push for a healthier campus. This upcoming semester, SCSU joins 1,000 other colleges and universities across the nation that have committed to going smoke and tobacco free.
It’s something at least one sophomore supports.
“It’s just safer, healthier,” Tearman said.
Especially after she said she saw far more smoke than she expected during her freshman year.
“You would just walk into all the smoke and it just wasn't pleasant,” Tearman said.
Classes start on Monday.
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