At Wesleyan University, students gathered Monday morning at the student center for a breakfast of muffins, croissants, coffee cake, juice and yogurt.
Most had spent Sunday night in dormitories that were chilly but not completely uncomfortable, and in some cases, they said they had bonded with hall mates they hadn't known quite so well.
Jaxie Friedman, a freshman, said that on Sunday morning there had been an "exodus" from her dormitory of students who decided to go home or head to New York City to see friends.
But among those who stayed behind, she said, "a lot of us didn't really know each other, but we ended up staying up late, talking in the dark."
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