More than 1,200 first-year and returning Georgia College students will move into their new, on-campus homes in just three hours on Thursday.
Hundreds of “Cat Crew” volunteers will be on-hand to help with the work load from 7 and 10 a.m. at the residence halls on Main and West Campus.
“Cat Crew is the ultimate display of Milledgeville and Georgia College’s hospitality where the community and campus come together to welcome the students to town,” said Matthew Terry, assistant director of marketing and communications for University Housing.
The more than 350 Cat Crew volunteers include campus groups and departments like Athletics, Admissions, Georgia College Early College, Campus Catholics, Baptist Collegiate Ministries and Theta Chi, as well as community members from local churches and organizations.
They split up into groups at each residence hall and assist with things like unloading and moving the students’ belongings to their room as well as directing the flow of traffic.
“I am on year 16 year or so volunteering for Cat Crew,” said Steve Barsby, tennis coach and assistant athletic director. “I enjoy the interactions with the students and their parents, and being a coach of a lot of international players, who most times do not come with parents or family members, I just feel that having parents and students feel welcome makes a big difference to start their college experience.”
During move-in, Greene Street will become one-way to ease traffic congestion. Access to Greene Street will be blocked from Columbia, Jackson and Tattnall Streets with one entrance from Clarke Street.
The more than 500 women participating in sorority recruitment also moved in Thursday, Aug. 8.