Welcome, Class of 2017!

Upperclass student volunteers (pictured here, at a pep rally Thursday, Aug. 22) help newcomers to Washington University in St. Louis move in and get settled. (Credit: Joe Angeles)

About 1,600 freshmen moved onto the Washington University campus last week to begin their college careers. Upperclass student volunteers help new students get settled (including a five-day series of programs called Bear Beginnings) and adjust to their first year of college life. Classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 27. Check out more photos, videos and other moments from the first day’s events.

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New students at Washington University share special items they’ve brought from home — and what’s on their ‘bucket list’ in their new surroundings.