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Appalachian freshmen move to campus Aug. 21

Move In Fall 08_t.jpgBOONE—New student move-in day will be Friday, Aug. 21, at Appalachian State University. Officials expect to enroll 2,750 students in the freshman class.  

Volunteers are needed to help the new students move their belongings into campus residence halls. If you are interested in helping the incoming freshmen have a positive beginning to their Appalachian career, sign up to be a move-in volunteer at Look for the “Sign Up to be a Move-In Volunteer” hotlink at the bottom of the Web page. Available times for move-in volunteers are 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m.

“There is no way we could get this done without the volunteers,” said Susie Greene, dean of students and associate vice chancellor for student development at Appalachian. “Our volunteers help take some of the stress out of a day that is already emotionally and physically tiring for new students and their parents.”

Freshmen will begin moving into residence halls at 9 a.m. Activities will continue until 5 p.m.

Each volunteer will receive a special “move-in day” T-shirt, plus “all the smiles and hugs they can stand,” Greene said.

Greene also wants to remind area residents that traffic will be congested at times coming in to Boone and around campus, and that area businesses may be more crowded than usual.