The wet weather could not stop the move-in process for students at Westfield State University.
Sunday, the freshmen moved in.
Monday, the upper classmen had their turn.
"Today is a long day," said residence director Kevin Fisher.
That could be considered an understatement.
More than 300 students are expected to move into New Hall on the university's campus on Monday. The staff began welcoming students at 8:30 a.m. and will continue to do so until 1 a.m. Aside from the hours, the staff said it is not that difficult of a day.
"Same thing you have moving anywhere else," Fisher stated. "Just today, it's raining so you have everything is wet. Things are a little bit slipperier, but otherwise there aren't too many challenges."
Alyssa Legare and her family were one of many that dealt with the rain late this morning.
"My suitcases were on the roof with bungee cords," said Legare. "On the way we had to stop at Home Depot to get more, but we put all of our suitcases in plastic bags so they wouldn't get wet and it's pouring."
But once inside, Legare said her new home has some nice perks.
"The elevators and the air conditioning," Legare stated. "It's much different moving into an apartment instead of a little dorm room on a hot, sweaty summer day."
While moving in may be old hat to the Legare family, Alyssa Legare's father said there are still emotions each time he drops off his daughter.
"First year was pretty rough," said Norman Legare. "But the second year was easier and this year she knows a lot of kids. She's definitely into it and she's really glad to be here."
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