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Volunteers Needed for Syracuse Welcome Starting Aug. 24
Some of the earliest memories of joining the Orange family begin the day new students move onto campus. During Syracuse Welcome 2021, faculty and staff are invited to join the Orientation Leaders, Goon Squad and the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs (FYTP) in continuing the kick-off tradition of greeting and moving new students into their residence halls.
A variety of volunteer times are available for staff and faculty starting Tuesday, Aug. 24, through Thursday, Aug. 26. Those interested in volunteering are asked to complete the registration form.
“Along with the entire Syracuse University community, we are thrilled to welcome new students to campus with a traditional Syracuse Welcome experience,” says Carrie Grogan Abbott, director of FYTP. “Through the support of volunteers and cross-campus partners, we can continue the tradition of welcoming our next class of students and enhancing their experience through Syracuse Welcome.”
Volunteers will also be a part of the Sophomore Welcome Back, an initiative that provides the Class of 2024 with an opportunity to experience traditional Syracuse Welcome events. Through this program, students can register to attend events throughout the week of Aug. 23. “We are thrilled with the number of rising sophomores who have registered to participate in Sophomore Welcome Back,” says Abbott. “The program offers a wonderful opportunity for students to not only participate in signature Syracuse University traditions, but also make new connections.”
As the launch of the Syracuse University student experience, Syracuse Welcome is the required new student orientation program. To aid students in their pursuit of success, Syracuse Welcome encompasses academic and social programs in addition to traditions unique to the University.
For additional information, please contact FYTP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 315.443.9187.