Scenes from move-in day 2012

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    Sam Adler of Cary is ready to start his college career at Appalachian.

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    Psychology professor Dr. Mark Zrull assists with move-in at East Hall, an activity he has done for the past six years. "I have fun. It's a different way to see students, and an important thing to do."

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    Some of the hundreds of volunteers, dressed in yellow shirts, help freshmen and their families unload vehicles for a quicker, more organized move-in process.

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    Parents take empty boxes and a suitcase back to their vehicle during Appalachian's freshman move-in Aug. 17.

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    Families wait with their freshmen's possession during move-in day.

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    Students sign in at their designated residence hall.

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    An old, or perhaps new, friend tags along to Appalachian.

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    A mother and son check out all the activity.

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    University Housing volunteers prepare to move a freshman's belongings.

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    Study pillow? Check. Printer? Check. Goldfish snacks? Yep, good to go!