July 21, 2016

Volunteers needed for student move-in

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Volunteers are needed to welcome students to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and help them move into on-campus residences next month.

Classes begin Aug. 22. SIU faculty and staff along with community volunteers will play a vital role in the move-in process that will take place Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 18-20. New students residing in a Living Learning Community (LLC) will move in Aug. 18 and the rest of the new students will move into their residences on Aug. 19. Returning students will move in on Aug. 20. Thousands of students and their families will be arriving on campus those days.

Individual volunteers and groups of volunteers are welcome. Volunteers can choose their preference as to which days, hours and locations they prefer to help.

Find additional information, including the complete move-in schedule and signup forms, at http://housing.siu.edu/volunteer.  

During the move-in, University Housing will provide free welcome lunches to all of its residents and accompanying families as well as to volunteers who help with the move-in. Volunteers will receive a complimentary meal ticket when they check in on site.

To assure adequate seating for University Housing residents and their families, only they and registered volunteers will receive the complimentary lunches. Other people who are on campus may dine at the residence hall dining facilities by purchasing guest meal tickets, available at the dining hall entrance.

Contact Lori Johnson at 618/453-6731 or ljohnson@housing.siu.edu for more information.