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Team NIU invites Opening Day 2011 volunteers

May 13, 2011

Opening Day 2010As spring semester draws to a close, plans already are under way for Opening Day 2011.

Faculty, staff and community members are invited to join Team NIU and help welcome new Huskies to campus.

With more than 3,000 students moving into the residence halls on Opening Day, Team NIU plays a critical role in making this busy, high-energy day a success. The volunteers that comprise Team NIU offer their time and team spirit to give new Huskies and their families the best possible first impression of what makes NIU special.  

There are several ways for faculty and staff to support NIU’s welcoming initiatives as members of Team NIU, including Opening Day, Huskies Helping Huskies and House Calls.   

Photo of red and white "Welcome to Huskie Territory" balloonsOpening Day volunteers assist students and their families as they move into the residence halls Thursday, Aug. 18. Stationed at one of the five residence halls, volunteers will drive golf carts that transport student belongings from family vehicles to the residence halls and/or greet new students and their families.

Huskies Helping Huskies volunteers will be stationed at kiosks across campus Monday, Aug. 22, and Tuesday, Aug. 23, to answer students’ questions or direct them to particular destinations on campus.

Volunteers participating in House Calls will greet first-year students on their residence hall floors during the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 23. The volunteers will welcome students to campus, inquire about their first few days and answer questions they might have about life at NIU.

For more information, contact Phyllis Dupre at [email protected].