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Welcome students at August 18 ‘House Calls’

Photo of volunteers walking to residence hallsUNCG is known for its supportive environment. UNCG’s House Calls program is one more way UNCG provides a warm welcome to its students.

UNCG’s House Calls program welcomes first-year residence hall students to the UNCG campus community and provides them with an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and administrators on a personal level. This type of interaction can have a significant impact on students’ success and increase retention.

House Calls will take place Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, from 5:15 -7 p.m., including a dinner and brief volunteer orientation.

If you volunteer for this program, you will work with a UNCG colleague(s) visiting 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 10-20 students in a residence hall setting. You will visit students in their residence hall room and have a brief conversation with them about transitioning to college and their first day of school – and answer general questions about the university.
  • Provide students with “a bag of success” to assist with their transition to the university.
  • Have dinner with other volunteers. A salad and baked potato bar with dessert will be served from 5:15 – 6 p.m. in the EUC’s Alexander Room. Volunteer check-in will begin at 5 p.m
  • Hear a welcome from UNCG’s new provost, Dr. Dana Dunn.
  • Participate in a brief orientation. During dinner, you will receive the necessary information and materials to prepare you for the House Calls experience.

Deadline for volunteer sign-up is Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.

The registration form may be found at http://hrl.uncg.edu/home/news/news_items/house_calls/house_calls_volunteer.php

For more information, contact UNCG Housing and Residence Life at 336-334-5636 or hrl@uncg.edu.

Visual: One group of “House Calls” staff and faculty at last year’s event