For release: August 8, 2012
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A welcome as warm as this summer’s weather awaits students when they move into their
University of Memphis residence halls Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23 and 24. A team
of U of M volunteers will help students move their clothing, computers, refrigerators,
microwaves, TVs, and other necessities of college life into their on-campus rooms.
The volunteers include students, groundskeepers, professors, secretaries, and others
from the University’s faculty and staff. Among the administrators expected to help
are President Shirley Raines and Student Affairs Vice President Rosie Phillips Bingham.
University representatives will greet students and their parents in the parking lots,
provide them with water or cold soft drinks, and lend assistance in carrying items
up to rooms. The offices of Residence Life and Physical Plant and Planning will direct
activities. Some freshmen and students in living/learning programs will move in Thursday
between 1 and 4:30 p.m. Most students are expected to arrive Friday, also between
1 and 4:30 p.m.
During Welcome Week, students also will be treated to a full calendar of activities,
including an outdoor movie, luau, student involvement fair, and comedy slam. This
is the 15th year for Operation Warm Welcome.
Some 2,300 students are expected to live on the U of M’s main campus this fall.