Boston is filling up with college students

With September less than a week away, the streets of Boston have started to see the tell-tale signs of a new school year on the horizon.

During Emerson’s College’s first move-in day of the year, students and parents jostled for parking and curbside real estate. A chaotic scene for a city already in the midst of a month-long shutdown of the Orange Line.

“I’m worried about the MBTA, I heard about the lines shutting down and stuff like that. I don’t want to walk through the city in the rain,” one student told Boston 25.

Christie Anglade, told Boston 25 that although it may appear to be a frantic scene, the staff at the college have the process down to a science.

“The vehicles will pull up, the move-in assistants will grab the carts and grab and unload everything into building,” said Anglade, “They actually put all the student’s items in their rooms.”

Even if the process was easier than in years past, parents still found themselves the whole ordeal emotionally taxing.

“I’m going through panic attacks in the hallway,” said one father.

“I’ve had a lot of crying sessions. Right now I’m okay. I’m proud of her,” said a mother.

Although COVID-19 is still a presence on campuses around the nation, students told Boston 2022 move-in day feels different than in recent years.

“Of course we have to take precautions and where masks or whatever is necessary but it definitely feels like it is different this year than it was last year,” said a student.

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