AUSTIN, Texas—Volunteers in the annual Mooov-In project will again help new and returning students move into residence halls at The University of Texas at Austin for the fall semester during the weekend of Aug. 22-24.
Mooov-In 2003 will involve faculty, staff and student volunteers helping incoming students and their parents as they arrive on campus on the eve of the fall semester. The volunteers will work in shifts helping the new arrivals to unload belongings outside residence halls and providing directions to rooms where the new students will live.
The project also provides an opportunity for new students and their parents to get to know some members of the faculty, administration and staff before the start of classes on Aug. 27.
“Moving away from home for the first time can be a daunting challenge, both physically and emotionally, for our incoming freshmen,” said Hoon Park, president of the University Residence Hall Association. “The Mooov-In program allows us, as returning residents, to be their first impression of the university. We provide them with a helping hand, help carry a heavy load, answer any questions and most important, show them some old-fashioned Texas hospitality. ”
The Mooov-In 2003 volunteers will work in shifts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23, and from noon until 5 p.m. on Aug. 24 at various residence halls on campus, Park said.
For more information contact: Hoon Park, University Residence Hall Association, 512-495-5739, or 979-224-7881, or Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.