UWG Community Helps “UnPack the Pack”
Earlier this month, UWG faculty, staff and students volunteered a few hours of their time to meet, welcome and provide assistance to freshmen moving in their on-campus residences.
Participants helped out in a variety of different ways, including welcoming parents and new students, moving students’ belongings, pickup and delivery of water and ice, directing traffic, transportation and many more. The annual event allows faculty and staff to provide parents and students with a positive first impression of the UWG community.
Sonya Adams, an administrative assistant in the Department of Mathematics, volunteered for the first time this year and enjoyed the experience.
“I helped with traffic at Watson Hall in the afternoon, giving out 30 minute parking passes so people could unload their vehicles,” Adams said. “I had several parents comment to me that they were pleased with their move-in day experiences. One mom told me this was the fifth child she had moved in to college, and this was by far her best experience.”
Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, university president, was also there to lend a hand.
“Helping Unpack the Pack has been a most pleasurable experience for me through the years,” said Sethna. “While I am 16 years older than I was when I first started, and discover some new aches and pains each year, it's also true that the refrigerators have become lighter and more of our buildings have elevators. So, I guess it's a wash!”
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