On August 24, families of first-year students experienced a whirlwind of emotions as they moved into the residence halls. Parents beamed with pride as they helped the students officially move in and become part of the John Carroll community. A few hours later, those parents were wiping tears from their faces at the realization of driving home without their child.
The mixture of excitement and anticipation was tangible. And more than a few parents were spotted scratching their heads while putting together desk lamps and furniture. Thanks to Residence Life there was also dancing —lots of music and dancing outside the first-year residence halls. The wide-ranging emotions are a right of passage.