• Move-In Day, Welcome Week provide perfect introduction to the best of Baylor

    Baylor Welcome Week 2011Baylor’s Move-In Day volunteers and the activities of Welcome Week exemplify much of the best of what the university has to offer — be it the hours faculty, staff and students spent hauling boxes in temperatures over 100 degrees, the lighthearted fun of a 1980s-themed dance party, or the sacred moments of the Candlelight Ceremony. (Take a look at photo galleries from Move-In and Welcome Week, as well as this video that played in Chapel this morning.)

    It was fun to spend the past week reading the thoughts of former and current students talking about Move-In and Welcome Week on Twitter.  High School Musical star Corbin Bleu was among those applauding Baylor’s move-in efforts: “Had a great day moving my sister Hunter into her dorm at Baylor U. The upper class students made move in day smooth & easy for everyone!” Over the weekend, quite a few alumni shared how they met their future husbands, wives, groomsmen and bridesmaids years earlier during Welcome Week.

    But my favorite tweet of the week came from a student who shared a parent’s comment about Baylor’s Move-In Day: “This is way better than move in at [another rival school]. No one helped, and I got yelled at for putting boxes on the grass.”

    Welcome back, Baylor students, and a special welcome to all our new freshmen and transfer students!

    Sic ’em, Bears!

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