On move-in night, a number of guys from the dorm go and help deliver the bags/luggage from the common room to each girls dorm room. However...in order to help the new freshman girls from being nervous about starting college, being away for the first time and so the new girls can see college can be fun and a cool place...the tradition is that the guys that help carry the girls luggage do so wearing only a pair of sneakers and their boxers or briefs, nothing more.
The idea is since the guys are only in their underwear, it helps to get the new girls to relax and not be nervous about their first night away from home, to give them something to laugh about, have a good time and let them see college can be fun...plus it helps everyone get to know each other. Obviously the girls remain fully clothed.
I've heard in past years it was pretty fun and everyone has a good time. For a number of the girls this is their first time away from home and for some of them it's the first time they've seen a male in just his underwear in person...so there is typically lots of laughs and giggles and it really helps them relax on their first night.
I'm debating whether to volunteer that night to help move the bags? On one hand I think it's a cool tradition and helps...but at the same time it seems kind of unfair that the girls get to see us in just our boxers, but we don't get to see them. What do you think? Should I volunteer or no? What would you do?
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Sounds like a pretty awesome tradition- for the girls at least lol! Not sure the poor guys aren't getting the short end of the stick though- it's YOUR first night at college too and here you are lugging around girls' bags in your underwear. I feel like there should be some give and take there, seems like it's all on the guys to make the girls feel at home and less nervous...
But hey, if you're comfortable with it, It would probably be a good way to meet some people, male or female and it will definitely be one of those college stories you'll tell FOREVER.
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