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Office of Undergraduate Education

Welcome Week volunteers are still needed

Volunteer registration has been extended for staff and faculty who are able to assist with Welcome Week 2015. We are expecting around 5,700 first-year students this year! Following are the opportunities where we really need your help:

  • Residence Hall Move-In (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) - Greet students and parents, guard belongings, and help with traffic flow. Volunteers are not expected to carry luggage or boxes.
  • New Student Convocation (Sept. 3) - This campus tradition kicks off the first morning of Welcome Week. We need greeters, direction providers, tassel distributors, and sign holders.
  • Parent Receptions (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) - Talk with parents moving their students in to help ease their anxieties and celebrate their student's success.

We have plenty of volunteers for the Class of 2019 Cookout (Sept. 4). If you signed up for this event, thank you so much!

Start here to register!

Help us welcome students to their new home for the next four years. We need you! More information can be found here. Registration closes on Monday, August 24.


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Beth M. Lingren Clark, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean and Director of Orientation & First-Year Programs

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