Outside of some of the major holidays and birthdays I share with my family, move in day is one of my favorite days of the year. Temperatures in the 90s and a scarcity of parking spots that mark the day don’t detract from the excitement I feel each year.
I remember my move in day, September 1991. I remember driving past the green freeway sign signaling Azusa Pacific University exiting Citrus Ave. I remember getting out of the maroon Taurus station wagon with shaky hands, a little fear, a lot of butterflies. I remember the shirt I wore and faces of the orientation leaders that helped me unload said station wagon. What’s amazing to me, 18 years later, is how much I remember of my move in day.
So, as move in day 2009 at Azusa Pacific quickly approaches, and I gear up for documenting the event for the university with photos and video, I wonder what you remember of your move in day. Or if you’re a new APU student this year, what are you experiencing even now? Post your memories, photos, etc.–however old–and let’s remember move in day together.
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