By Emily Long & Madison Raffone– Digital Editor & Copy Editor
Illustration by Robby Rowe
On Tuesday, January 21, students moved back into their dorms from winter break. Registration was held in the STC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., leaving a short amount of time for students to get back to campus and register. Although many students were excited to return and see their friends, getting back to campus was far from simple. Between coordinating transportation, getting to campus in time for enrollment confirmation and schedule conflicts, move-in day needs to be more inclusive.
Tuesday isn’t a convenient day of the week for anyone who isn’t bringing their own car back to campus. This means a parent, family member or friend has to make accommodations. According to the Office of Institutional Research, of Lasell’s 1,639 undergraduate students, 583 are from out of state and 78 are international students. These long travel times require flexibility when moving back to campus. The day before was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that a majority of people have off from work.
If you opted to move in early, you had to pay a $50 fee each night, however, this is a standard fee with most colleges. Although, this fee is confusing when students already have their torch cards and keys to their rooms and wish to move in earlier.
The move-in day process for the winter/fall semester is simply an easier process since students have the weekend to move and get settled in.
Lasell’s move-in date and procedures don’t work for our community. For returning students who live farther from Lasell, coming back to school takes an entire day. The condensed enrollment confirmation period makes it difficult for students who have to travel far distances or work around a parent’s schedule. For some students, a $50 a night fee is too much.
Lasell needs to change its move-in day policies to better accommodate the needs of their students.