Excitement. Nerves. Bittersweet feelings about leaving home and starting a new chapter. Multiple Target runs.
Move-In is an emotional day for students and families, from the time the car pulls up to the residence hall to the farewell hugs after everything is finally unpacked.
For an insider’s perspective on this day in the life of one first-year student, NYU News photographer Tracey Friedman embedded with Lia Bermudez as she settled in to her room in Lipton Hall on Saturday, August 26, assisted by her parents and her older sister, Sofia, a senior studying Media, Culture, and Communications at Steinhardt. Lia and her parents had traveled from their home in Puerto Rico to Sofia’s apartment in the East Village a few days earlier to prepare for the big move.
Lia plans to major in chemistry on the pre-health track. These images tell the story of her very first day on that journey.