UCO Welcomes Residents Back to Campus with Community-Supported Move-In Event

Aug. 5, 2016

Media Contact: Chelsea Ratterman, Marketing Assistant, UCO Campus Enterprises, 405-974-2716, cratterman@uco.edu

UCO WELCOMES RESIDENTS BACK TO CAMPUS WITH COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED MOVE-IN EVENT

When University of Central Oklahoma students move back to campus on Aug. 13 they will have hundreds of smiling faces and helping hands from nearly 30 campus and community groups to assist them with settling in to their new home.

UCO Housing and Dining will welcome nearly 1,200 students to the residence halls on the first day of move-in. With more than 350 volunteers expected to help residents, the department will implement a number of procedures, like managed traffic flow and timed parking on Ayers Street, to help the day goes smoothly.

Volunteers include members of UCO’s fraternities and sororities, leadership councils and student organizations, along with members of local churches and businesses. UCO athletic teams and cheer and pom squads also will be on hand to engage with families by providing exciting activities throughout the day.

“Having the involvement of the community during this exciting time is a vital part of the move-in process,” said Scott Monetti, director of Housing and Residence Life.

“It allows us to immerse the students in the experience of living on campus right from the beginning.”

Campus partners such as Barnes and Noble and MidFirst Bank will be open to accommodate students in preparing for the new academic year.  The newly renovated Market in the Nigh and Buddy’s Cafeteria will also be open, as well as Campus Card Services and Transportation and Parking Services.

For more information about move-in or to volunteer, contact Kelly Vaughn at 405-974-2746 or housing@uco.edu.

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Published UCO release link: http://www2.uco.edu/press/prdetail.asp?NewsID=21980

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