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A Closer Look: Residence halls move-in

Photo of incoming freshman Matt Vandercook sitting with his belongings outside the dorms

Matt Vandercook, an 18-year-old freshman from Laguna Beach, sits with his belongings while waiting to move into his room in Mary Ward Hall. Vandercook is one of 850 freshmen and sophomores who moved into the campus residence halls last weekend. Vandercook recently broke his leg and tore cartilage in his ankle, so he's forced to use crutches. Fortunately his mother lent a hand and carried his clothes, television, VCR, mini-refrigerator, computer and other "stuff" into his room. Vandercook was one of 250 students to participate in Welcome Home, an early orientation program that helps ease the transition to campus residential life for students and their parents. The two-day program includes workshops on safety, stress and time management, and financial planning; interactive games and an ice cream social; and trips to Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park and city neighborhoods such as the Haight and West Portal.

Photo: Matt Itelson



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