The annual trek to NC State begins this week, with students arriving at and returning to their home away from home. The accommodations are probably a lot better nowadays than in 1893, when First Dormitory opened, but the experience is the same, with plenty of excitement and nerves in the mix. In the picture below, sometime in the 1950s, a family from Robeson County is helping their son with his move to NC State. It’s a familiar picture, although the car’s trunk is sparsely packed compared to what students bring to college today.
This resource, and lots more related to student life at NC State, is available as part of the NCSU Libraries’ Rare and Unique Digital Collections, which provides access to thousands of images, video, and audio recordings, and text documenting NC State history.