It is a not a brand new concept to him since he went to TAMS - a boarding high school.
But there are a few tangible changes from TAMS to college.
His distance from home changes from tens of miles to hundreds of miles. His away time from home changes from three weeks to a few months. Academic work will be much more rigorous, ..... On the first day at the college, we did not worry about any of these. We focused on move-in to the dormitory.
|main building on Campus|
We left the campus in about 90 minutes - the allotted time for unloading, then went to an off campus hotel. We went back to campus in the evening to pick Justin and two of his friends for a dinner at Hopdoddy Burger Bar - a trendy restaurant Justin picked.
In front of the dorm, mom hugged Justin longer than usual. We waved goodbye! He started a new chapter of his life.We started a new chapter of our life as well.