MEDIA ADVISORY: 400 Volunteers to Help 7,300+ Students “Mooov-In” at UT Austin

Aug. 20, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin will welcome more than 7,300 students from 42 states, 35 countries and five continents as they “Mooov-In” to 14 on-campus residence halls. Nearly 400 faculty members, staffers and student volunteers will be on hand to help the newest generation of Longhorns and their families “Mooov-In.” Mooov-In is organized by Housing and Food Service, part of the Division of Student Affairs.

WHEN: Friday, August 22, 10-11 a.m.

WHERE: UFCU Disch-Falk Field at 1300 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

WHO: University President Bill Powers, Vice President for Student Affairs Gage Paine and Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly will be on hand to answer questions from the media during central check-in. Spanish speaking spokespeople from Housing and Food Service also will be available. Afterward, media are invited to Duren Residence Hall for additional video footage.

BACKGROUND: For 21 years, “Mooov-In” volunteers have helped students get settled into our 14 on-campus residence halls. The goal is to create a smooth transition to college for students, preparing them to start learning and get on the path to graduate in four years. This year, 65 percent of the residents living on campus will be freshmen. For more information on Mooov-In, visit Housing and Food Service.

Mooov-In officially kicks off Longhorn Welcome. The initiative is a series of free events for incoming first-year and transfer students, welcoming them to the university community. The festivities continue through Sept. 3 with 10 signature events. Dozens of other Longhorn Welcome events are also taking place to celebrate UT Austin’s core values and traditions. For a full schedule, visit www.longhornwelcome.com.

For more information, contact: University Communications, Office of the President, 512 471 3151; Joshua Cook, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, joshuacook@austin.utexas.edu, 512-201-5990.