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New Student Orientation

New Roo Weekend ambassadors

New Roo Weekend

New Roo Weekend: Make it memorable

Faculty/ Staff/ Roo Crew roles

New Roo Weekend schedule for students.

      1. Ambassadors
        1. Welcome team at each building as students enter their team meeting locations on 8/23 and 8/24.
        2. Directional ambassadors stationed around campus to ensure all new students know where to go, and how to get to their team meeting
        3. Times:  8/23, 8 to 9:30am; 8/24, 9 to 10:30am
      2. Welcome Walk and Convocation
        1. Starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, serve as greeters for Convocation and compose the Welcome Walk for new students as they enter Rhodes Arena for Convocation, set for 1 to 1:45 p.m.
        2. Attend Convocation and afterward, lead students to RooFest.
      3.  Have lunch with new students
        1. Volunteers will pay for lunch themselves, but be assigned a new roo weekend group to eat with
        2. Goal – to be welcoming, inviting, answer questions and generally engage the students
        3. Locations will be in the Union, Rob’s and Trackside
        4. Times depend on group assigned:
          1. Friday, Aug. 23: 11 a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
          2. Saturday, Aug. 24: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
      4. Attend evening events on Friday and Saturday with a particular New Roo Weekend group
        1. Volunteers will be assigned a specific new roo weekend group
        2. Goal is to engage students, answer questions about the University and generally create a welcoming and inclusive environment – a sense of belonging for students

Volunteer information and training session

Who: The best volunteers anywhere

When: Thursday, Aug. 22, at 3:30 p.m.  in the Simmons Hall Auditorium.

What: Learn about New Roo Weekend and your important role in it.

How: Sign up online.

Questions: Carly Debord at carly@uakron.edu

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