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Volunteers needed for 2017 Opening Week events

From staff reports | Jul 29, 2017

Jenny Hall-Jones


As Opening Week approaches, Ohio University is once again in need of volunteers to help OHIO's Class of 2021 get off to the very best possible start. OHIO faculty and staff are invited to join the Division of Student Affairs in welcoming our newest Bobcats by assisting with the following volunteer opportunities:

Class of 2021 Photo Experience Photo

Friday, Aug. 25
Peden Stadium
Volunteer Shift: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Description: 20 volunteers are needed to help organize students into the "Class of 2021" picture formation and then help them transition to the Convocation Center. Sign up by Friday, Aug. 18 at:
Questions may be directed to Heather Thomas, assistant director of event management, at  thomash2@ohio.edu .

President's Convocation for First-Year Students

Sunday, Aug. 27
Convocation Center
Volunteer Shift: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Description: 15-20 volunteers are needed to staff the convocation as ushers. Sign up by Friday, Aug. 18 at: 
Questions may be directed to Liz Pahl, associate director of event management, at  pahl@ohio.edu .  

Student Move-In

Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25
Residential greens, as assigned
Volunteer Shifts: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Description: Faculty and Staff Volunteers are needed to welcome new Bobcats, help with directions and parking, and supervise the Go Green Guides (student move-in crew) during move-in. Sign up at the  Go Green Registration link  by Monday, Aug. 9. 
Questions may be directed to Peter Trentacoste, executive director of Housing & Residence Life, at  trentaco@ohio.edu
Go Green Guides are encouraged to attend a brief training session at 11 a.m. August 9, in room 130 of the Living Learning Center.


“Please consider lending a hand with these special moments in the lives of our first-year students. Your presence and willingness to assist will make a lasting impression with our new Bobcats and their families,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Pina.

For more information about fall opening, check out the University’s Arrival Guide at  https://www.ohio.edu/arrivalguide/ ; follow OHIO’s official Twitter account at @ohiou; and stay tuned to  Compass, Ohio University’s official source of news and information.