Baylor students and their families wait for the signal to cross the street in front of Collins Hall.
Baylor Student Body President Ade Ifelayo (right) was among the green-shirted Welcome Week volunteers who helped carry students' belongings into residence halls.
Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. was among the parents moving their daughters into Collins Hall.
Baylor freshman, Sophie Sloan, and her parents go over the Collins room checklist before moving in the rest of her belongings.
Dr. Eileen Hulme (left), Baylor's vice president for student life, discusses the need for doorstoppers with a Baylor parent.
Dr. Dana Lee Haines (far left), assistant director of student activities, and David Ortiz (far right), director of student activities, hold the doors open for Welcome Week volunteers helping freshmen move into residence halls.
Baylor DPS officers were out early directing auto and pedestrian traffic along Eighth and Fifth streets on campus.
David Ortiz, Baylor's new director of student activities, greets students moving into Collins Hall.
Fireworks from Fountain Mall light up the sky by the Baylor Ballpark. The colorful display wrapped up the first night of Welcome Week. Photo by Jason Raddin, student photographer.
by Clifford Cheney
No university has a more organized - and more helpful - move-in day than Baylor University, as more than 2,600 new freshmen moved their belongings into one of Baylor's residence halls at the beginning of Welcome Week Aug. 21.
Welcome Week volunteers were on hand before sunrise that Wednesday morning to help students and their grateful parents carry in clothes racks, televisions, computers, bookcases, lamps, refrigerators and other staples of residence hall life.
Among the parents helping their daughters settle into Collins Hall were Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. and his wife, Sue, whose daughter, Sophie, will be a freshman this year.
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