TAMIU Housing on the Move this Weekend with 'Welcome Home' Program
Several hundred students moving into Texas A&M International University's
student housing this weekend will have helping hands as University staff
and student-athletes volunteer for "Welcome Home to TAMIU."
Dr. Tom Corti, vice president for student affairs, said the effort is
new and is designed to help new students transition into the campus and
the start of the Fall semester.
"Some of these students will be coming from just around the corner,
and some from around the world. We want to make sure that all are welcomed
and helped to get their new life here at TAMIU established. Our staff,
faculty, administrators and student-athletes have volunteered to help
with moving in hundreds of students," he explained.
Volunteers will assemble beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and remain
through the day. A second group of volunteers will report on Sunday.
The University's Office of Housing and Residence Life is coordinating
"We're especially proud of our volunteers and the student-athletes,
40 or more who moved themselves in last week, becoming the first residents
of our new Residential Learning Community on the east side of the campus,"
The University has two residential areas. University Village, constructed
in 1997, houses 220 students. The new Residential Learning Community will
eventually house 420 students.
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Registration for the Fall 2004 semester is on-going through Tuesday,
August 24 with classes beginning Wednesday, August 25. Late registration,
with late fees applied, will continue through Tuesday, Aug. 31.
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