• Baylor spirit of service on full display to welcome new students during Move-In

    President Ken Starr helping new Baylor students move inMore than 2,700 Baylor students, professors, staff members and community members — all the way up to and including President Ken Starr (pictured) — pitched in Wednesday and Thursday to help more than 3,200 members of the Class of 2016 get settled into their new homes on campus.

    [See photos from Move-In 2012.]

    The flood of volunteers came together to provide a proper welcome to Baylor’s newest students in the best way possible — by saving the new students and their parents the hassle of carrying all their stuff to their rooms in 100-degree heat. Instead, the impressively organized volunteers hauled load after load up stairs (even to the sixth floor of Collins) so that mom, dad and student could simply park their car and stroll on up to their room.

    It’s fun to read comments from new Baylor parents on Facebook: “Truly the smoothest college move in we have experienced. … What a blessing!” … “Everyone made it so easy today! Baylor was definitely the right decision!” … “Thank you for helping my daughter move in. The heat was extreme and you were all wonderful!!” … “A great experience for my wife and I, knowing [our daughter] is in a great place, thank you Baylor bears!!!”

    Other comments shared fond memories of Move-In from every decade — 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s — all the way back to 1971! Similar memories were shared on Twitter, particularly tales of meeting future best friends — even future bridesmaids and groomsmen.

    All this, and Welcome Week is just now getting underway!

    Sic ’em, Baylor Move-In volunteers and new BU students!

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    Early Move-In volunteers help international students settle in at Baylor (Aug. 2010)
    Move-In Day welcomes Class of 2013 to Baylor (video) (Aug. 2009)

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