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Volunteers sought to welcome new WSU students
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
By Steve Nakata, Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment
PULLMAN, Wash. – Community members are invited to welcome new students to Washington State University during Move-in 2012 on Aug. 11 and 12.
More than 100 volunteers have signed up of the 300 sought. Groups are encouraged to participate. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. To sign up for a four-hour shift, contact the WSU dean of students here.
WSU employees, students and community members will greet new freshman and transfer students upon their arrival at residence halls and help them move in their belongings.
Mel Morgan, assistant dean of students, said it is a perfect way to show new students and their families what world class and face-to-face really means at WSU.
"It is tremendously fun because there’s so much excitement when new students arrive,” she said. "We are helping them begin the next big chapter in their lives.”
WSU student Justin Ramos already has signed and is asking friends to join him.
"This is a unique opportunity to help the incoming class and do something positive for our community,” said Ramos. "It’s important for new students, who often arrive on campus alone, to experience our positive atmosphere and make a personal connection.”
Morgan said her goal is to triple the number of volunteers this year, making it the largest Move-in in WSU’s history. "If you have volunteered for Move-in before, this one will be much larger in scope,” she said.