Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Students help residents move into residence halls

KINGSVILLE - August 22, 2011

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Representatives of the administration, faculty, staff and student body of Texas A&M University-Kingsville assisted during residence hall Move-in Day Monday, Aug. 22. They greeted the students and helped them move into their new residence hall rooms.

With the addition of the new 300-bed Mesquite Village West, the university has nearly 2,100 students living on campus. Mesquite Village West is the home of the new Honors College with many of the college’s students living there.

Approximately 600 student athletes and band members were already living on campus, as their activities begin before classes start Wednesday, Aug. 24. Residence life officials expected nearly 1,500 students to move in Aug. 22.

Many volunteers signed up to help, including members of the senior staff. Student volunteers include athletes, members of several Greek organizations and employees of the university’s physical plant staff. The movers worked in two-hour shifts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is the 11th year volunteers have been recruited to assist new students in moving their personal belongings into their rooms. They could be found carrying things like computers, clothes, pillows, televisions and the occasional teddy bear.

Move-in Day starts the Javelina Welcome, a week of back-to-back activities geared to help university students make new friends and get ready for the new school year.

For more information call 361-593-2590.


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