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Connect With Students Where they Live.
The purpose of the House Calls Program is to welcome first-year residence hall students to the UNCG campus community and provide them with an opportunity to interact with faculty members and administrators on a personal level. Research indicates that developing a relationship with a faculty or a staff member can have a significant impact on students' success and increase retention.
House Calls will take place on Monday, August 18, 2014, from 5:15 p.m.-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. You will 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 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Elliott University Center (EUC), 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.
Feedback from past volunteers:
"It was great when students felt comfortable opening up to me."
"I enjoyed watching the Provost as he greated all the students on Mendenhall First Floor."
"Two of the students on my list to visit were registered to take my section of BUS 105 the next day."
"It was just great fun to meet all of the students and hear a bit of their stories."