Residence halls will open to incoming freshmen Friday, Aug. 17, and residential living staffers are looking for volunteers to help them move in.
Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with the goal of having the move-in complete in time for the approximately 1,500 freshmen to be seated in the Ramsey Center by 5:30 p.m. for convocation.
Keith Corzine, director of residential living, concedes that it will be hot, sweaty and possibly rainy work. “Those boxes are heavy and the steps suck,” he conceded in a campuswide email sent July 6. But move-in day is “one of the more significant experiences that our incoming freshmen and their families will face,” he wrote.
“Parents and incoming students will be particularly touched by your kindness and willingness to give. I personally think that a positive move-in experience only helps validate their decision to trust WCU with preparing them for their future,” the email read.
Stephanie Sue Helmers, assistant director for academic initiatives, is coordinating the Welcome Team effort. To participate, email Helmers at email@example.com.