Yesterday we moved DD into her dorm. She is a community service advisor (RA) so she had to move in a few weeks before classes actually start. This is our fourth time moving her into the dorm, and we get more organized and faster each year. Her college has fantastic dorms, but this year I think hers is the smallest and most awkward one yet. Her past dorms have been like apartments. She has a full kitchen in this one and a bedroom and a huge bathroom, but no real living room. Last year she would do some programs for her residents in her place, but there definitely isn't room for that this year. She's excited to be back at school, but a little bummed knowing that even though she is a senior she will have to do a 5th year, due to not being able to get classes she needed. Most of her friends will graduate in the spring and she knows there is no way she will be able to.
When do classes start for everyone else? Are they ready to go back? Are you renting or purchasing text books?