Ithaca, N.Y. — Thousands of students are descending on Ithaca’s East Hill Friday and throughout the week.

Today is officially move-in day, according to Cornell.

The day, and the move-in period more generally, can be thought to have 5 distinct effects.

They are:

1 — Excitement.

2 — Nostalgia.

3 — Traffic.


4 — Concern among townies.

5 — Lost parents.

(Courtesy of Cornell)

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.