WALTHAM — Brandeis University freshmen drove onto campus Sunday with their families, cars packed tightly with clothing and extra-long sheets.
It was among the first waves of students who will be moving into the Boston area over the coming weeks and, along with shorter days and cooler evenings, one of the first signs of summer’s waning. On the Brandeis campus Sunday, upperclassmen, most in yellow-and-blue T-shirts with their names printed on the back, guided cars into parking lots, where they waited in an orderly line behind orange traffic cones with signs bearing names of freshman dorms. The new students pulled up to brick dormitories to find more upperclassmen yelling “Welcome to Brandeis” and helping carry their luggage and microwaves inside.
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