Boarding the Raft
The 1st story in the Falling Into College series by Richard Lobinske. The story occurs during late August, 1999.
Daria arrives at her dorm at Raft University starts to settle in. While her family is checking in to a hotel, Daria meets her roommate, Karen Myerson, a Pre-Vet major from a southern Georgia farm. After getting her initial bearings, Daria ceremonially retires her green jacket, orange shirt and black skirt.