Auburn University will welcome students to campus with Move-In Mania 2012

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s Housing and Residence Life in the Division of Student Affairs will hold Move-In Mania 2012 on Sunday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 11, from 6:30-11 a.m. at campus residence halls.

Emily Crane, Move-In Mania intern, said they are looking for students, faculty, staff and members of the community to volunteer to assist as movers, greeters and refreshment providers.

“This fall, we want to make our Move-In Mania the best possible welcome to Auburn that it can be,” Crane said. “Everyone loves the notion of the ‘Auburn Family,’ and we want to give incoming students a true family welcome to the Plains. They are experiencing Auburn as their own home for the first time; we want to make the experience as exciting and enjoyable as possible.”

Movers will carry or push items from the unloading areas to the residence halls; greeters will welcome residents and families, monitor unloaded items and answer questions about parking, shopping, campus opportunities and dining; and refreshment providers will accompany Chartwells dining employees in distributing water to volunteers and families.

Volunteer time slots are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 5, from 6:30-9 a.m. and 8:30-11 a.m. and Saturday, Aug. 11, from 6:30-9 a.m. and 8:30-11 a.m. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and for each hour worked, they will receive a raffle ticket for prizes. Groups are also encouraged to register.

Volunteers should register by emailing Emily Crane at and including name, T-shirt size, email address and preferred shift and position. Volunteers will be accepted through the days of the event, but registration is recommended prior to July 20 to ensure that participants will receive a T-shirt.

(Written by Carol Nelson.)

Contact: Emily Crane, Move-In Mania intern, (615) 513-1307 (, or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (