PHOTOS: Brown welcomes second wave of students back to campus

Sophomores, juniors and seniors moved into their residence halls from Sept. 18 to 20, launching the second stage of Brown's phased plan to resume in-person undergraduate activity.

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A student returns to Hegeman Hall for the fall term. Brown invited sophomores, juniors and seniors to move back onto campus from Sept. 18 to 20, marking the start of the second stage of its phased return to in-person undergraduate activities. All photos by Nick Dentamaro.

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A returning student grabs a to-go meal outside the Sharpe Refectory. These meals are being provided to students during the Quiet Period, a 14-day period after arrival during which they remain in residence halls for all but a few essential activities.

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Sophomore Amit Kundra checks in before moving into a residence hall for the Fall 2020 semester.

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Students on the Main Green walk past a Healthy Brown sign with a COVID-19 prevention reminder.

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Students check in outside of the Sharpe Refectory as they return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester.

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A squirrel oversees student move-in on Wriston Quad.

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Socially distanced members of the Brown community pass time on Simmons Quad.

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An undergraduate moves into Hope College dorm.

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"Stay Safe" stickers mark safe social distance on the sidewalk outside of the mailroom.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University has moved one step further in its phased return to in-person operations, as approximately 700 students moved into campus residence halls on the weekend of Sept. 18 to 20, two weeks before in-person instruction for some small undergraduate courses is scheduled to resume.

These students joined the small group of 400+ undergraduates who arrived at Brown in late August as part of the first phase of student arrivals.

The move-in involved new precautions designed to keep the campus community safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Students and families met move-in staff who offered them room keys, to-go meals and helping hands from behind masks and plexiglass barriers. The campus was dotted with signage reminding community members to observe public health guidelines. And all returning students promptly began to observe the Quiet Period — a 14-day period during which they remain in residence halls for all but a few essential activities, to prevent possible spread of infection.

In other ways, the day looked like any other fall move-in, complete with friends enjoying campus green spaces and families saying goodbye to their loved ones as signs of fall unfolded around them.

The slideshow above offers scenes — both timely and timeless — from the day.

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