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Faculty and staff, consider volunteering for an evening of House Calls, where you’ll help welcome new students to their new home.

House Calls will take place on Monday, August 24, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., including a catered meal and a brief volunteer orientation in the EUC, Cone Ballroom.

You may volunteer at “Volunteer for House Calls.”

The purpose of the House Calls Program is to welcome first-year and new transfer residence hall students to the UNCG campus community and provide them with an opportunity to interact with faculty and administrators on a more personal level. Research indicates that developing a relationship with a faculty or a staff member can have a significant impact on students’ success and increase retention.

If you volunteer for this program, you will connect with a UNCG colleague(s) to visit new first-year and new transfer students in one of the residence halls on campus. As a volunteer you will have an opportunity to:

  • Interact with students in a residence hall setting and have a brief conversation about transitioning to college and learn about their first week at UNCG.
  • Visit 10-20 residence hall rooms in one assigned location.
  • Learn more about the on-campus student experience
  • Show your UNCG Pride and make a new Spartan smile.

With your willingness to serve, Housing & Residence Life will be able to personally deliver a warm UNCG welcome and a “bag of success,” for new on-campus students to assist in their transition to the university.

Deadline for volunteer sign-up is Monday, August 17, 2015. (The original deadline was Aug. 12.)

More information is at http://hrl.uncg.edu/large-events/house-calls/.

Questions? Contact Erica E. Farrar, (erica.farrar@uncg.edu / 334-5636), Senior Assistant Director for Residence Life & Academic Initiatives.

Updated Aug. 5, to revise the deadline date.

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