Calling New First-Year Residents!
Volunteers will be on their way to see you!
House Calls is sponsored by Housing and Residence Life on Monday, August 22, 5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m., and provides an opportunity for first year students to interact with UNCG faculty, administrators, and staff on a personal level. Faculty and staff volunteers visit new first-year students in their rooms to personally welcome you to UNCG.
They provide valuable information about UNCG programs and services and help to ease the transition of first-year students to the University experience.
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Faculty and Staff: Volunteers Needed
It’s that time of year again for us to welcome our new Spartans to the UNCG community. The Division of Student Affairs and Housing and Residence Life need your support for our annual House Calls 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, administrators, and staff on a personal level. Research supports the significant impact these interactions have on student retention and success. Consequently, this program is a valuable asset to the UNCG campus as we strive to be a more engaged and a learner-centered community.
Volunteers are essential to help reach our 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 22nd, 5:00 p.m-7:30 p.m. If you volunteer for this program, you will be assigned to a team of UNCG colleagues to visit 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. Volunteers 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. Volunteers may be asked a few general questions about the University and your role in the community.
- Provide students with a small gift 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 5:15PM-5:45PM and volunteers will be dismissed to their assigned residence halls at 6:30pm and should complete visitation no later than 7:30PM.
- 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.
To volunteer for this program, click here to complete the volunteer form.
Deadline for volunteer sign-up is Thursday, August 18, 2022. For more information, contact Keeyana Talley, Assistant Director for Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-334-5198.