Aug. 16: Community invited to welcome new students


By Steve Nakata, Office of Student Affairs

Move-in-Shirt detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Community members are invited to welcome new students to Washington State University during Move-in 2014 on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt. Those signing up for two shifts will also get a free lunch.

To sign up for a four-hour shift, visit the Dean of Students website at

Move-in-Shirt-2014--350During Move-in 2014, WSU employees, students and community members will greet new freshman and transfer students upon their arrival at residence halls and help them move in their belongings.

Mel Morgan, assistant dean of students, said Move-in helps students feel more comfortable right away and allows parents to feel better about leaving their students at WSU.

“It is always exciting when our new students arrive,” she said. “We are helping them begin the next big chapter in their lives.”

Positive feedback and Twitter activity about last year’s Move-in demonstrated the encouraging impact it has on WSU parents, students and the volunteer community. Parents and students said the extra hands helped the move-in process go quickly and smoothly.

Volunteers expressed how good it felt to welcome new students and take part in the momentous life experience of moving to university for the first time.

“This way of doing Move-in makes WSU feel like a close-knit family,” said Morgan.

Find more information about Move-in volunteering, arrival, planning, parking and FAQs at


Melissa Morgan, WSU Assistant Dean of Students, 509-335-5757,
Steve Nakata, Director of Communications & Marketing, WSU Office of Student Affairs, 509-335-1774,