Siloam Springs, Ark. (August 15, 2006) - On one of the hottest day in August, JBU will welcome its newest faces. Minivans and family cars will start rolling onto campus on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 1:00 p.m. until dusk.
Moving into college can be scary for both parents and students. To help ease the stress of move-in day, JBU mobilizes its Goodwill Ambassador Program (GAP) in which crews of faculty and staff volunteers help move students’ belongings into residence halls.
“This program is a favorite of our incoming students and of our volunteers,” Don Crandall, vice president of enrollment said. “We want to make sure that the students feel welcome and at home. What better way to do that, than to help students move into their new home?”
The move-in day marks the first day of college life for many of the students. The rest of the week is packed with orientation activities which provide students the opportunity to build friendships with each other and faculty and staff. Students will be able to register for classes, participate in corporate worship services and serve the community in the annual “Day of Caring.” The Day of Caring will take place 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19. Students and staff will volunteer in the Siloam Springs community by completing a variety of projects from spreading wood chips on a school playground to giving local park benches a fresh coat of paint.
A complete orientation schedule of activities is available at http://www.jbu.edu/life/studev/orientation/.
John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 40 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.