As I helped with move-in on Saturday, the fog had settled at the rooftops and treetops....making an already exciting day seem magical. Though there were times when the raindrops would fall, it did not temper the spirit of the day. New students were greeted by smiling faces as members of the UCSC community welcomed them and helped them move into their new home. Families gathered for pictures, unpacked bags, and took in each moment of this monumental milestone in the life of their student. Move in was a family affair, and in so many cases a family achievement made possible by untold stories of sacrifice.
|One of the signs greeting our new students|
One of my favorite moments was at the Porter move-in. As every frosh walked to the check-in table, they were greeted (without fail) by a hearty "Welcome to college!!!" The student checking them in didn't just say the words, rather he exclaimed them with a raw enthusiasm that symbolized to each and every student that this was a moment to remember and that we are so very glad they are here. They are the reason we serve.
Let us never forget the reason we are here. Cheers to the year ahead!
A slug I am,