Heading into her first year of college, Ryleigh Estep is excited to finally be on Elon University’s campus. 

“[I’m a] little nervous, little anxious, but I’m mostly excited,” Estep said. 

As many freshman students arrive at the Global Neighborhood, they were greeted by Orientation Leaders ready to help them move-in and music flooding the quad. 

While some students, like Estep who is from Connecticut, are coming from the East Coast, others are crossing oceans to start their time at Elon.

Lucy Sneader, who is originally from New York, has spent the last six years in Hong Kong. Sneader said she is excited to be back in the United States for college and plans to study exercise science, as well as study abroad during her time at Elon. 

Sneader’s mom, Amy Muntner, said she is excited for her daughter to be in the United States for college, and said she is excited for Sneader to move in.

“She’s very ready for this,” Muntner said. “There’s always nerves around transitions, but I think she’s going to be great.”