Aug. 15: Community invited to welcome new WSU students


By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Community members are invited to welcome new students to Washington State University during Move-In 2015 on Saturday, Aug. 15. The deadline to sign up is Monday, Aug. 10.

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. Individuals and groups are welcome. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt.

Those who help with Move-In will receive this free T-shirt.

“The people that help us are the best kind of people,” said Melissa Morgan, assistant dean of students. “They’re willing to work for four or eight hours on a Saturday to help ensure that our new students have a positive experience and an engaging welcome to our community.”

The shifts are: 7:30-11:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and 1:30-5:30 p.m. Those signing up for two shifts get a free lunch. Go to http://deanofstudents.
to sign up.

Morgan said this year’s Move-In will involve a new residence hall – Global Scholars Hall. It will house a diverse, intellectual, globally focused community that encourages students to build bridges across differences.

This year also marks the fourth anniversary of Move-In, which means most of WSU’s enrolled students have benefited from the help it offers.

“It’s time to pay it forward to help this year’s incoming class,” Morgan said. “We could not succeed with this kind of event without the willing help of our faculty, staff, students and community members.”


Melissa Morgan, WSU assistant dean of students, 509-335-5757,
Steve Nakata, Administrative Services communications, 509-335-1774,