Move-in day for the Class of 2025

First-Year Advisory Counselors arrive to help on move in day 2021 in a cart.

First-Year Advisory Counselors arrive to help on move in day 2021 in a cart.

More than 1,700 members of the Class of 2025 arrived on campus Tuesday, but after unpacking and before they could get comfortable, they had to take their first test: A COVID-19 test in East Campus' Brodie Gym.

The test -- along with the prominent use of masks -- were indications that this year is different. Nevertheless, much of the day's moments resembled the usual traditions: long lines of cars crawling through East Campus, large numbers of upperclass students racing to help unpack cars, and a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation.  Below are some of the sights that university photographers captured during the day:

The statue of Benjamin Duke overlooks a line of cars ready for move in day 2021. (Kyle Fox)
 

First year student, Rebecca Solit, left, chats with Martin Smith, the dean of academic affairs of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, John Blackshear, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of Students, and Dean Valerie Ashby, right, during move-in day at Duke’s East Campus.

 

 

Left to right, Gary Bennett, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost/Vice President of Student Affairs, and Vincent Price, Duke University President, greet incoming first year students during move-in day on Duke’s East Campus.
 

Duke University President Vincent Price, right, helps with move-in activities during move-in day on Duke’s East campus.

 

A parent carries in flowers on move in day 2021. (Kyle Fox)
 

 

 

First-year student, Sarah Sevilla, left, is greeted by Duke University president Vincent Price, during move-in day on Duke’s East campus.
 

Vice Provost/Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon cheers alongside First-Year Advisory Counselors to greet the Class of 2025 on move in day.
 

The Class of 2025 moves in to residence halls on Duke’s East campus. Student members of the First-Year Advisory Counselor Program or FACs where on hand to assist with unloading cars and moving items into the dorms.

 

A First Year Advisory Counselor helps unload a car on move in day 2021. (Kyle Fox)
 

 

Incoming first-year students and their families move into Trinity Residence Hall on Duke’s East campus during move-in day.