Aug 10, 2010
From staff reports
Move in is a big task and Residential Housing is requesting that faculty, staff and alumni of the University pitch in the help make the process a smooth and memorable ones for students and their families.
Fall quarter move in is Sept. 2 and 3. As many on campus already know, every year the Residential Housing office coordinates a number of campus staff members and alumni to welcome incoming new students to Ohio University.
Volunteering to assist during movie in covers a variety of tasks. Staff will work during their regular shift out on the campus greens to assist with traffic flow, issue parking permits, monitor unloading zones and to answer questions about campus and the Athens community.
Overall, volunteers’ duties on these two days will be to provide a welcoming presence on campus to help make a typically hot and stressful day a little more pleasant for our new incoming students and their parents. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help shape one of the first experiences these new bobcats have.
There are currently 88 four-hour time slots open. Shifts on these days will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. For those staff members with indirect involvement with opening, work assignments can be made in or near your regularly assigned work area.
Go Green Guide Staff will be provided a newly designed “Go Green” T-shirt, an opportunity to learn more about campus and residential living and the chance to welcome and meet a many new people.
This is a fun, positive experience to be enjoyed by all. Volunteers need to attend one of two short training sessions. The sessions will provide staff with the information they will need to help parents and students have a great move in experience. Residential Housing will e-mail the training sessions’ dates, times and location to the volunteers.
Questions and offers to volunteer should be sent to Chauncey Jackson. Residential Housing should receive all responses, including volunteer availability and T-shirt size, by Aug. 13.