By Megan Kenslea
Anyone from Boston will tell you that you’d be crazy to drive through the city on September 1st. With more colleges located in and around the city than I can list, September 1st is the biggest moving day of the year. As a lifelong Boston resident and current Boston University student, I should have known that. Yet, through a series of events beyond my control, I found myself sitting through forty-five minutes of traffic yesterday just to get through Kenmore Square. (If you aren’t from Boston, it usually takes about two and a half minutes to drive through Kenmore.)
One good thing about September 1st in Boston? Allston Christmas. Allston is one of Boston’s most populated residential areas and is the off-campus neighborhood of choice for legions of college students. While September 1st can be a veritable nightmare, its also kind of like a giant anti-yardsale. Imagine the visible spoils of college life strewn through the street: discarded couches, mattresses and dressers up for grabs on every corner as far as the eye can see.
This video, a new favorite of the StudentAdvisor team, sums up the day pretty perfectly: