Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed
Are you ready? It is that time of year again to welcome our newest Spartans to the UNCG community. Division of Student Affairs and Housing and Residence Life will need your support for the 9th annual House Calls big event. The purpose of the House Calls program is to welcome new students to campus and to provide them with an opportunity to interact with faculty members and administrators on a personal level. Research supports the significant impact curricular and co-curricular interactions have on student educational achievement. Consequently, this program is a valuable asset to the UNCG campus as we strive to be a more engaged and learner-centered community.
Volunteers are essential to help reach the approximately 2,300 new first year residential students joining the UNCG community this academic year. This is your opportunity to see students in their personal living environment, hear about their first week of classes, and show your Spartan Pride!
House Calls will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. If you volunteer for this program, you will be assigned to a team of UNCG colleagues to visit 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 students in a residence hall environment. You will greet students at their residence hall room; initiate a very brief conversation with them about transitioning to college and ask about their first week of college life. You may be asked a few general questions about the University and your role in the community.
- Provide students with a “welcome bag of success” provided by Housing & Residence Life to support their transition to college and overall academic success.
- Have dinner with fellow volunteers in the Elliott University Center (EUC), Cone Ballroom. Volunteer Check-in will be 5:15-5:45 p.m. and volunteers will be dismissed to their assigned residence halls at 6:30 p.m. and should complete visitation no later than 7:30 p.m.
- Participate in a brief orientation. During dinner, Housing and Residence Life staff will provide the necessary information and materials to prepare you for your House Calls experience.
Deadline for volunteer sign-up is Monday, August 8, 2017. For more information, contact Erica Farrar, Senior Assistant Director for Residence Life and Academic Enhancement (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the main HRL office at 336-334-5636.
Calling all Student Residents!
They provide valuable information about UNCG programs and services and help to ease the transition of first-year and new transfer students to the University experience.