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Freshmen move to campus Aug. 22

MoveIn_t.jpgBOONE—More than 2,750 freshmen will move into their residence hall rooms at Appalachian State University on Friday, Aug. 22. Move-in activities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff, parents and community members who are interested in helping with move-in day activities can register online at Scroll to the middle of the page and look for the “announcements” section and select “Move-in Volunteer Form.”

Fall 07 freshman move in volunteers_t2.jpg Volunteers, such as these from last fall, help thousands of freshmen move into their Appalachian State University residence hall. The university expects more than 2,750 freshmen to arrive on campus Aug. 22 and is seeking volunteers to help with the move-in process.

“Our volunteers are critical to helping the move-in process run as smoothly as possible,” said Dean of Students Susie Greene. “Students bring one and sometimes two carloads of possessions when they come to campus. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to complete the process as rapidly as we do.”

The theme for this year’s move-in day is “Stop and drop.” Parents and students will be asked to move their vehicles immediately once they are unloaded, rather than having 30 minutes to park and unload their vehicle. The new practice should help ease congestion around the campus residence halls.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two hours up to a maximum of four hours.

Greeters and carriers are needed. Volunteers will receive a move-in day T-shirt from the Department of Housing and Residence Life and the Division of Student Development.

Questions may be addressed to Julie Lassalle at or (828) 262-2160.