Move-In Day for Class of 2017
On Aug. 22, under threat of rain, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families began arriving on campus, unloading cars, pushing their wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes and other necessities.
President Amy Gutmann was on hand to welcome students and meet parents and family members. Joining the president was a team of more than 500 volunteers, composed of staff and upperclassmen, who helped guide students and their families around campus and assisted freshmen moving into the College Houses.
Move-in activities and festivities included a Student Services expo, parent information stations, photo booths, performances by the Penn band and appearances by the University mascot, the Penn Quaker.
Move-in continued for freshmen on Friday, August 23, and for transfer students and upperclassmen on Saturday, August 24. The 2013 fall semester began on Wednesday, August 28.
Photos by Steve Minicola and Scott Spitzer