University of Calgary

Residences gear up for return of more than 2,000 students

UToday HomeAugust 28, 2013

A variety of services will be available on Sunday, Sept. 1 during Move-in Day — the first day of Fall Orientation Week — at the University of Calgary. A variety of services will be available on Sunday, Sept. 1 during Move-in Day — the first day of Fall Orientation Week — at the University of Calgary. The University of Calgary is shifting gears from transforming its residence buildings into temporary homes for Albertans affected by the flood, to welcoming students back to residence in the fall.

“We were extremely proud to be part of a community that was able to help in a time of crisis,” says Randy Maus, director of Residence. “And now we’re excited to be welcoming our new incoming students to the University of Calgary, and to welcome back our returning residents.”

On Sept. 1 more than 250 student and staff volunteers will help about 2,000 new and returning students move their belongings into residence on Move-in Day.

“This is an especially significant moment in the lives of first-year students and their families and we strive to make this experience memorable and successful,” says Maus.

Move-in Day is the kickoff to Fall Orientation Week where all new students are welcomed to campus.

Move-in volunteers include students from the Residence Students’ Association, returning residence students and Orientation leaders. Staff members from a variety of campus groups will join them. All volunteers will wear Move-in staff T-shirts identifying them as the official “relocation technicians” for the day.

“Volunteers find that it is a full and fun day,” says Maus. “It’s action-packed but we keep them energized with a full breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the day.”

As an additional resource to students moving in, several campus services will attend the Services Fair located in the Dining Centre to answer student and parent questions.  A first-year student floor meeting will help these students meet one another and to adjust to university life.

For more information, or to volunteer, visit http://www.ucalgary.ca/residence/http://www.ucalgary.ca/residence

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