LAWRENCE - Boxes, beds and refrigerators, curtains, hundreds of accessories filled parking lots on the hill, as incoming freshman students moved into the dorms. Many of them are moving away from home for the first time in their lives.
827 women moved in on Monday, eagerly anticipating the start of sorority recruitment. It’s a process where each one of them will be placed in one of the 13 sorority chapters on campus. And while they’re excited to get the ball rolling, they say it’s hard to focus on the fun when moving in is still on their minds. That’s where the boys come in…
Freshman boys in fraternities were there to help out, making the girls' load a little lighter “We’re helping them move their beds in, set up their beds, move fridges, move their clothes, just basically unloading cars and setting up stuff in their dorm rooms,” says incoming freshman Ted Breidenthal.
Breidenthal and his friends moved into their fraternity over the weekend, and he says they’re happy to help the lovely ladies get settled. The week-long recruitment process began Monday afternoon, so after five hours of unloading bundles of baggage the women wished their families farewell and began a new chapter in their lives.