December 2, 2022

UMW Move-In Day Is No Sweat for Students, Parents

Kelly Paino, center, talks with, from left Ossie Furr, Brenston Furr Jr. and Brenston Furr Sr., during move-in day for daughter Jorja Furr, right. President Troy Paino, background, looks on. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Kelly Paino, center, talks with, from left Ossie Furr, Brenston Furr Jr. and Brenston Furr Sr., during move-in day for daughter Jorja Furr, right. President Troy Paino, background, looks on. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

By 9:15 Wednesday morning, resident advisor Max Steinbaum had already introduced himself a few dozen times, greeting the first-year students moving into Randolph Hall, their parents and a few wide-eyed younger siblings.

If a key lesson of college is efficiency, Max taught it by example on the University of Mary Washington’s first move-in morning – giving directions, answering questions and offering friendly encouragement as needed, all without breaking a sweat. Wednesday’s event was specifically for the more than 1,000 incoming students UMW welcomes this fall, including about 300 transfers; move-in for other students continues through the weekend.

Things went smoothly as carloads of families parked on the grass near the Randolph front door, unloaded bins and bags, then swept out of the way to make room for the next wave. Blue-shirted move-in helpers were there to lend muscle and knowhow.

President Troy Paino and wife Kelly greeted new Eagles, starting at Randolph and moving on to Westmoreland, Willard and Virginia halls.

It helped that August was on its best behavior, offering sunshine and 70s instead of the typical sweaty 90s. Read more.