|Move-in tradition carries on in spite of rain
RELEASED: Sept. 4, 2003
DANVILLE, KYThe rain was the order of the day, Centre faculty, staff and upperclassmen turned out Wednesday morning to unpack the vehicles of first-year students and haul refrigerators, microwaves, computers, clothesand as many parents claim everything their child ownedinto dorm rooms across campus.
"Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow is going to keep the faculty, staff and students at Centre College from moving in our first-year students," Centre President John Roush said. "The fact that it's raining is no big deal. We're going to get them into their dorms in no time."
For many parents and students, these helping hands came as a great and appreciated surprise.
"I was sure we were going to be here carrying boxes all day long," said John Brown '79 of Des Moines, Iowa, who's daughter, Samantha, was moved in about 15 minutes. "I can't believe we got this much help."
The new students were equally thrilled to see the army of orientation crew members as they pulled into the parking lot.
"I'm really excited because I have a ton of stuff," Andrea Frey of Louisville, Ky., said. "I think I brought my whole house."
President Roush, who helped the new students at Yerkes Hall, is fond of the annual rite.
"I really think the faculty, staff and students feel like this is a part of the Centre College community," he said. "It's a great tradition and I'm glad that we do it."
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