Volunteers to help new students move in next week

By Staff

Volunteers from a variety of campus groups will help new students move their belongings into residence halls at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Tuesday, Aug. 17, and Thursday, Aug. 19, as New Student Move-In begins.

New students will move in Aug. 17-19 with the majority of freshmen moving in on Aug. 19, according to Kambiz Khalili, executive director for Housing and Dining Services.

The volunteers will be stationed near all campus residence halls to help students and their parents make quick work of the moves.

Volunteers from the Residence Hall Association, returning residence hall students and students from several student groups will wear green CU Welcoming Assembly 2010-11 T-shirts identifying them as move-in staff. Residence Life staff members will wear building-specific T-shirts with the residence life logo and a 2010 marking. They'll assist from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 17, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. Other groups supporting volunteers include CU-Boulder football and women's basketball, Army ROTC, Hillel, Black Student Alliance, Panhellenic Association, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center and Canterbury Colorado. Throughout the Move-In days, more than 100 volunteers will be on campus to assist.

Students who attended an orientation session in the summer will move in on Aug. 19. All new students are required to move in by 5 p.m. Aug. 19, but returning students may move into residence hall rooms anytime from Aug. 19 through the weekend, said John Fox, associate director of Residence Life.

"We're excited to welcome the new incoming class and assist them as they adjust from home to college," Fox said. "This is a time of significant change for incoming students and their families and we strive to make this experience memorable and successful."

Information tables with handouts for new students will be set up in key locations. "On both Tuesday and Thursday, information tents will be set up at Williams Village, the Kittredge complex and the Regent Administrative Center near Farrand Field," Fox said.

Social activities for new residence hall students will be held the evenings of Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 and all first-year residence hall students will be required to attend a hall meeting with other students from their floors to get acquainted and to learn about policies, services, the roommate agreement and other activities planned for the week.

For a complete schedule of CU-Boulder new student welcome activities, visit