I'm a little astonished how many parents still seem to be on campus with their kids as of Sunday evening.
There've always been a few still here on Sunday, at least during the Dump & Run sale, but I can't remember the last time there were more than a couple left by dinnertime.
There are a LOT of parents in the dining rooms with their kids for the indoor version of the Block Party. We made the decision to move it indoors a few weeks ago, because the drought conditions meant grills outside could be dangerous, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It poured today, so we would have had to scramble to the backup indoor plan. As it is, we had plenty of time to prepare.
Other than the 12-year-old kid who's famously attending Cornell this year and had his parents move to town with him, I'm not sure it's helpful for parents to still be here two days after freshman move-in.