Incoming students move in at Springfield College

Hampden County

It’s move-in day for first year students at Springfield College.

600 freshmen moved into their dormitory rooms on campus Friday. Not only did parents help with the heavy lifting, but teams of upper-class students also provided a necessary assist.

As the Ausiello’s from Westchester County, New York helped their son Jeffrey move into his dorm room, Dawn Ausiello told 22News, times have changed. “We did it on our own and my parents didn’t know any better. They didn’t go to college, so we went through it together. Now a lot of the parents of today have been through the process, they want to make sure their kids have everything.”

The upperclassmen also provided the incoming freshmen with a life lesson in campus wisdom, such as a cheerful greeting to everyone you meet. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Springfield College senior Tyler Cronin told 22News, “It’s going to sound simple, but I think the simplest thing, just say hello to everyone. Because you don’t know who may be your best friend, and you won’t know until you take that first step.”

New students will participate in various activities that will introduce them to the campus, and help them get acquainted before classes begin. 

Returning students will be able to move in Sunday. 

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