“It’s kind of strange,” Reid Dodson ’24 says in an Aug. 22 article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. “I never expected being dropped off at college and not having my parents be able to help me move in.”
The Gazette includes quotes and photos of several Amherst College first-year students—including Dodson, Allie Ho, Maxime Melnichuk and Ana Mosisa—in its coverage of the start of this unusual school year at area colleges. The Amherst students acknowledge the peculiarity brought about by pandemic precautions such as face masks, but also express appreciation for the College’s COVID-19 testing protocol, as well as excitement about being on campus to begin their undergraduate experience.
The article also describes the move-in process at UMass Amherst and mentions Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges.