|Students Will Get a "Warm Welcome" to U of M Residence Halls Aug. 24
For release: August 20, 2007
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A welcome (almost) as warm as this year’s weather awaits dorm students when they move into their University of Memphis residences Friday, Aug. 24. More than 100 U of M volunteers will help students move their clothing, computers, refrigerators, microwaves, stereos, 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 who are scheduled to help are President Shirley Raines; Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president for student affairs; and Dr. William Porter, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
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.
Students will move in Friday, between 1 and 4 p.m. Classes for the 2007 fall semester begin Monday, Aug. 27.
During Welcome Week, students will also be treated to a series of activities, including a picnic, music, a comedy slam, karaoke, RecFest, an outdoor screening of the movie 300 and a Welcome Back dance. This is the tenth year for Operation Warm Welcome.
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