Lauren and I drove to VCU Thursday afternoon for a day and a half of orientation. It was my first visit to campus, and I was glad to see where my girl will be spending the next several years.
Lauren met other incoming freshmen (lots of art students this week) and stayed overnight in a dorm. She acquired an id card, bank account, and official schedule (although not all the classes she had hoped for).
I went to several presentations (transitions, security, art foundations program, etc.), toured the photo building, checked out the dining hall, and spent the night in the suburbs with friends. By Friday evening we were hot and tired, but only had to drive two hours to get home. And Richmond traffic at 5:30 p.m. on a summer Friday was a pleasure compared to what we're used to up here!
And in case you're wondering whether or not Lauren is eager to begin this new chapter in her life, check out the running countdown on kitchen memo board: That's days, hours, and minutes until move-in time. ;-)