Move-In Day brings Olivet College faculty, staff, students and parents together
Aug 30, 2012
More than 30 Olivet College employees and three athletic teams volunteered to assist students and their parents during the college’s Move-In Day Saturday, Aug. 25.
From assisting residents with finding their dorm rooms, to moving boxes and answering questions, the volunteers dedicated the entire day to making students and their families feel welcome and excited about living on campus.
“Move-In Day was a great success. Even with a record number of new students this fall, everything went very smoothly,” said Maria Davis, Ph.D., provost and dean of the college.
“There were many faculty and staff volunteers who helped move students in, and many parents were impressed that the college president and CFO had rolled up their sleeves to help!”
After the physical labor of moving was complete, students, their families and the volunteers had the opportunity to shop in the College Square for items such as carpet remnants and other supplies. Vendors included Bed, Bath and Beyond; Olivet Hardware; Eagle’s Nest Cafe; and the Olivet College Bookstore.
The evening concluded with games in the Square, as well as an O.C. Red Carpet Photo Shoot, and caricatures by artist Dennis Preston.
With more than 500 new students added to Olivet’s total enrollment this fall, the college’s three dormitories and one apartment complex are at full capacity.