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A Ritual That Never Gets Easier

Parents bring their freshmen to BU full of expectation—then comes the hard part

Any parent who’s dropped a child off to begin college will tell you that it’s both exhilarating and bittersweet, lonely and exciting. You’ve spent years saving and planning to make this moment possible, and suddenly the inevitable is here—time to say good-bye.

BU Today sought out some Class of 2022 members and their parents during Move-in weekend to find out their take on this emotional milestone. “As parents, this is what we’ve worked for, this is what we lived for,” one dad said. “It’s the highlight of a long, long road.”

Parents, take heart. Family and Friends Weekend (October 19 to 21) will be here before you know it.


4 Comments on A Ritual That Never Gets Easier

  • Carla on 09.06.2018 at 7:57 am

    Loved this! Tears while remembering my twins’ moving in day here.

  • Donna V. on 09.06.2018 at 9:02 am

    Such a beautiful & heartfelt video! All teary-eyed!

  • Katharine on 09.07.2018 at 7:36 am

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. Thank you, BU Today!

  • Susan Milstein on 09.12.2018 at 9:00 am

    Watching the video reminded me of when my own children went to college & grad school. They are now thoughtful professionals living in the Boston area. Thanks for a lovely look at moving in day.

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