Baylor to Hold Move-In Day Events Aug. 15-16
by Paige Patton, communication specialist, (254) 710-3321
For the first time, Baylor University will welcome more than 2,700 freshmen to campus over two days, Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 16. Because of the addition of the new Brooks Village residential community, students will now be assigned a day and time to move to campus.
Since 2005, Baylor move-in coordinators have worked to streamline the moving process and make it as efficient as possible. They hope that this year's two-day approach will help things go even smoother.
Students moving into Brooks Village or any of the Living/Learning Centers (LLCs) will move in Wednesday, Aug. 15, beginning at 8 a.m.
Residents of the Engineering and Computer Science LLC and Outdoor Adventure LLC in the North Village, the Honors College LLC in Alexander and the Leadership LLC in Allen and Dawson, Brooks College and Brooks Flats will move in to their residence halls Wednesday morning and participate in community activities that evening. They will then assist the rest of the volunteers Thursday morning with the rest of campus move-in.
Thursday's move-in events will begin at 7 a.m. for several floors in Collins, North Russell and Penland. Residents will be assigned two-hour time slots throughout the morning, with the last slot ending at 1 p.m.
A volunteer force of more than 2,000 students, faculty and staff and area church members will play different "move-in positions" and will help in a variety of ways.
Quarterbacks will direct traffic flow and answer any logistical questions.
Running backs, the "muscles" of the operation, will unload cars, carry boxes and move them to rooms.
Receivers will serve as greeters to students and will assist with the check-in process.
Managers and trainers will care for the physical needs of students, parents and volunteers--including providing water and medical care.
Cheerleaders will distribute food and snacks during the days.
Volunteers will receive an official t-shirt signifying their roles but are able to wear other articles of clothing representing their local or student organizations.
"Move-In Day is our biggest volunteer effort, aside from Steppin' Out, and it's certainly our largest volunteer activity for faculty and staff," said Dr. Kim Scott, director of campus recreation at Baylor.
Members of Baylor's Executive Council will be on hand to assist students moving in to various residence halls.
"An event like this just can't be done without strong minds, strong hearts and strong bodies," Scott said. "And this year we have more faculty and staff--who have volunteered as individuals and as entire departments--than ever before."