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Provost Dana Dunn and Vice Chancellor Cathy Akens have a message for faculty and staff:

The academic year is almost here, and it’s time to welcome our newest Spartans to the UNCG community.

The Division of Student Affairs and Housing & Residence Life will need our support for the 11th annual House Calls event.  The purpose of the House Calls program is to welcome new students to campus directly – greeting them at their residence hall room door so they can interact with faculty members and administrators on a personal level. Research supports the significant impact curricular and co-curricular interactions have on student educational achievement, and this program is an asset to the UNCG campus as we strive to be a more engaged and learner-centered community.

Volunteers are essential to help reach the approximately 2,200 new first-year residential students joining the UNCG community.  This is your opportunity to see students in their personal living environment, hear about their first week of classes, and show your Spartan Pride!

House Calls will take place on Monday, August 26.

If you volunteer for this program, you will be assigned to a team of UNCG colleagues to visit new first-year students in one of the residence halls on campus. As a volunteer, you will have an opportunity to do the following:

  • Interact with students in a residence hall environment.  You will greet students at their residence hall room door; initiate a very brief conversation with them about transitioning to college and ask about their first week of college life.  You may be asked a few general questions about the University and your role in the community.
  • Provide students with a “welcome bag of success”, supplied by Housing & Residence Life, to support their transition to college and overall academic success.
  • Have dinner with fellow volunteers in the Elliott University Center (EUC) Cone Ballroom prior to visiting the residence halls.  Check-in will be 5 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Participate in a brief orientation.  During dinner, Housing & Residence Life staff will provide the necessary information and materials to prepare you for your House Calls experience.  Volunteers will be dismissed to their assigned residence halls at 6:20 p.m. Visitations should be completed no later than 7:30 p.m.

REGISTER:  To participate in this program, click the link below to complete the volunteer form: https://hrl.uncg.edu/get-involved/annual-housing-events/august-house-calls/

The deadline for volunteer sign-up is Friday, August 16, by noon.

For more information, contact Daniel Jay Wiggins, Coordinator for Residence Life (djwiggi2@uncg.edu) or the main HRL office at 336.334.5636.

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