|U of M Community Will Welcome Students Warmly Aug. 24-25
For release: Aug. 18, 2006
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A welcome as warm as the weather awaits dorm students when they move into University of Memphis residence halls Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24 and 25. More than 150 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. Some of the administrators scheduled to help are President Shirley Raines; Dr. Rosie Bingham, vice president for student affairs; Dr. William Porter, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students; and Lonnie Latham, associate dean of students for minority affairs.
University representatives will greet students and their parents in the parking lots, provide them with 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 1 and 4 p.m. Most students are expected to arrive Friday between 1 and 5 p.m. Classes for the 2006 fall semester begin Monday, Aug. 28.During Welcome Week, students will also be treated to a series of activities, including a picnic, music, games, giveaways, karaoke, an outdoor movie, and a Welcome Back dance. This is the ninth year for Operation Warm Welcome.
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