|U of M Community Will Welcome Students Warmly Aug. 25-26
For release: Aug. 22, 2005
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A welcome warmer than the weather awaits dorm students when they move into University of Memphis residence halls this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 25 and 26. More than 300 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. Some of the administrators will be Dr. Rosie Bingham, vice president for student affairs; Dr. William Porter, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students; and Dr. Chrisann Schiro-Geist, senior vice provost for academic affairs.
University representatives will greet students and their parents in the parking lots, provide them 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 will move in Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Most students are expected to arrive Friday between 1 and 5 p.m. Classes for the 2005 fall semester begin Monday, Aug. 29.During Welcome Week, students will also be treated to a series of activities, including a picnic, music, games, giveaways, outdoor movies, and a Frosh Camp reunion. This is the eighth year for Operation Warm Welcome.
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