Residential Life students have returned to campus, this year 86 from six countries. Canada, China, Kenya, Korea, the United States, and Vietnam are all represented on campus, including one American student who is joining the St. Anne’s-Belfield School community from Peru.
“Move in weekend is always one of my favorites time of year,” said Director of Residential Life Antxon Iturbe. “It’s so fun to welcome returning students back home, and new students for the first time. This year we have nineteen freshmen on dorm and know they are just starting what will be four amazing years.”
In addition to the freshmen, there will be 22 sophomores, 24 juniors, and 21 seniors living on dorm in the 2019 – 2020 school year. All will enjoy the Residential Life Program’s “house” system, in which each is assigned a specific dorm parent for the year, as well as the School’s weekend activities and excursions to areas like Richmond, Washington, D.C., and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The program’s annual Lunar New Year dinner will again be a highlight of the year, as will each students' assignments to local host families which will welcome the boarding students for meals, celebrations, holidays, and more.
Photos from this year’s move in are now available on the School’s SmugMug account. Kaylee Chu ’20 also shared her expertise on dorm décor with a blog post on How to Make Your Dorm Room Your Home Away from Home.