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Settling Into Terp Territory

Students Make Maryland Home During Move-In

By Staff Photographer Stephanie S. Cordle By Staff Photographer John T. Consoli


Photos by Stephanie S. Cordle and John T. Consoli

Photos by Stephanie S. Cordle and John T. Consoli

More than 9,600 undergraduates moved into UMD residence halls from Thursday through Sunday in preparation for a new academic year—and for the nearly 5,500 first-year students, a new way of life.

Spruced-up rooms awaited many incoming Terps, with summer upgrades like new carpeting, paint, appliances and furnishings in several locations. One building, Dorchester Hall, reopened after a nine-month renovation.

Now that the parents have driven off and the initial chaos has passed, it’s time to get settled, get acquainted with new neighbors and get ready for the semester.

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Freshmen and roommates Ruijie Zheng of China and Mason Maddox of Catonsville, Md., greet each other as Maddox’s mother, Angela Lamas, helps during move-in at Centreville Hall on Thursday. 
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