Posted: 8/19/04

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 the initiative.

"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," Corti said.

The University has two residential areas. University Village, constructed in 1997, houses 220 students. The new Residential Learning Community will eventually house 420 students.

For additional information on student housing, call 326.1300, click on www.laredouvillage.com or e-mail info@laredovillage.com

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.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu