For release: August 18, 2010
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
A welcome as warm as this summer’s weather awaits residential students when they move
into their University of Memphis residences Thursday and Friday, Aug. 26 and 27. A
team of U of M volunteers will help students move their clothing, computers, refrigerators,
microwaves, TVs, and other necessities of college life into their on-campus rooms.
The volunteers include students, groundskeepers, professors, secretaries, and others
from the University’s faculty and staff. Among the administrators who are scheduled
to help are President Shirley Raines, Provost Ralph Faudree, and Student Affairs Vice
President Rosie Phillips Bingham.
University representatives will greet students and their parents in the parking lots,
provide them with cold soft drinks, and lend assistance in carrying items up to rooms.
The offices of Residence Life and Physical Plant and Planning will direct activities.
Some freshmen and students in living/learning programs will move in Thursday between
1 and 4:30 p.m. Most students are expected to arrive Friday, also between 1 and 4:30
This academic year brings new living/learning programs, a new residence complex, a
refurbished dining facility and expanded use of the new University Center.
During Welcome Week, students also will be treated to a full calendar of activities,
including an outdoor movie, a picnic, RecFest, a comedy slam, and karaoke night. This
is the 13th year for Operation Warm Welcome.
More than 2,700 of the 20,000 students expected to enroll at the University of Memphis
this fall will live on campus.