More Than 2K Move In at Georgia College | Community Spirit
This year, Aug. 15 marks move-in day for more than 2,000 Georgia College students.
For many, it’s the first time they’ve packed up their things and moved away from home.
“Coming to a totally new place can be hard,” said Justus Wood, who is organizing a group of volunteers from First Baptist Church of Milledgeville. “So many young people are looking for security, a group of friends and mentorship when they move away from home, so I hope that I can help provide that.”
Wood is one of nearly 500 volunteers who will help as students move into the residence halls.
They’re known as Cat Crew; they help with everything from unloading cars to directing traffic and filing paperwork.
“I’ve been in situations before that weren’t familiar,” said Wood. “Someone has always come in and helped me out when I needed it. It’s the best feeling giving back and showing people you care.”
Move-in day runs from 7 a.m. through noon. The scheduled times are staggered and are based on the student’s last name.
“For our parents and students this is one of their first impressions of Georgia College,” said Cindy McClanahan, marketing coordinator for University Housing. “Cat Crew really helps welcome them with open arms and shows them the generous and collaborative spirit that we all embrace at the university.”
Several roads around campus will close to help facilitate the influx of traffic.
The street closings will impact parts of Clarke, Greene, Columbia and Jackson Streets from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.
Students moving into The Village will access their residence halls via Blandy Road, due to continued construction on West Campus Drive.
For more information on the move-in schedule and residence hall life, visit gcsu.edu/housing.
For questions about move-in day, call 478-445-5160.