Opening Day is an exciting opportunity to welcome our newest Mercer students to campus! The Office of Academic and Advising Services coordinates Opening Day in collaboration with many other members of the campus community. Student organizations, campus departments, faculty, staff, and students all play a vital role in this collaboration, helping new students move into their residence hall rooms and adjust to life at Mercer. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Mercer Mover Mission
On Opening Day, we are all Mercerians, united in a single purpose. Thus, it is our expectation that all individuals and groups participating in Opening Day represent themselves as Mercerians only. It is the policy of this office to have no group distinguish itself as separate from this common Mercer identity. We greatly appreciate the help that so many volunteers provide in welcoming our newest Mercerians!
Volunteer Opportunities: Sign Up HERE>>
Please completely fill out the form if you and/or your group would like to assist with Opening Day. Volunteers may sign up for as many or as few shifts as desired. We will use the information you provide us on the sign-up form to order t-shirts and prepare materials for that day. Should any changes in your registration occur, or if any questions arise, please contact us.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Moving new students into their residence hall room
- Collecting cardboard from residence halls as students dispose of boxes
- Greeting new students, families, and guests as they arrive to campus
Training and Material Pick-Up
All student volunteers will get their Mercer Movers t-shirt at the All-Volunteer Meeting on Friday, August 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in Willingham Hall. Opening Day is Saturday, August 19, 2017. Faculty and staff can stop by the Office of Academic & Advising Services in Penfield Hall to pick up their Mercer Movers t-shirt. Mercer Mover t-shirts will also be available on Opening Day at the Connell Student Center Breezeway.