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Gonzaga Move-In Day

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Students descended upon Gonzaga University along with their nervous parents and a whole lot of stuff packed into and on top of their cars.

Mary and Herb Morgan, parents of incoming freshman Hope Morgan, from San Diego, California, said they couldn't believe how much stuff their daughter needed for college.

"Girls need much more," explained Herb. "Boys need 2 duffel bags, girls need 2 SUV's."

On a day like today, at colleges all over the country, emotions range from delirious to over the moon excited.

Many parents are sad to see their child move away from home, but also excited for them to start this adventure.

The orientation team at Gonzaga assured parents and students that they were all in good hands.

"We care for who they [the students] are now, and who they will be 4 years from now," explained Kelly Alvarado, the Manager of the First Year Experience Program.

She also explained that this year, new students will become well acquainted with not only their new campus, but also Downtown Spokane as well.

Hundreds of current students helped with move-in day and had lots of advice for incoming students.

"For the next couple years, you have to make the most of your time here," explained Meghan Montelibano, a Gonzaga Senior and member of the Orientation Core team. "Gonzaga is not a spectator sport, if you want this to be incredible, you have to go make that experience for yourself."

The weather could not have been more perfect for move-in day today - not too hot, and not too cool - the perfect fit. Hopefully, this is a sign of the years to come for these new students in Spokane.

 

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