The Department of Residence Life developed the assistance day program, and volunteers from the A&M community are on hand all day to help arriving students move into the residence halls. The Sunday the week before classes start is when the majority of students move into the dorms.
Freshman opposite hitter Ashlie Reasor enjoyed spending time during her day off from practice to greet and lend a hand to her fellow classmates who were moving into the campus’ southside dorms.
“It was exciting to see all the students start arriving to campus,” the San Antonio Reagan product said. “We just helped everyone move their things into their dorms. Whether it was the fourth floor or the first floor, we just wanted to help people, and hopefully they will come support us. It also was fun to see a few people that I know from high school and also some from Fish Camp.”
It marked the fourth consecutive year for senior defensive specialist Hannah Hood to volunteer at what she considers to be an important event that highlights teamwork away from the court.
“It’s teamwork but it is the 12th Man as a team,” Hood explained. “It is our day off, but what better way could we spend our time. Aggie Move-In has to be one of the best community projects we tackle, because we really save them a lot of time. Also you can see the expressions on the students and especially the parents’ faces, just the welcoming and comforting feeling they sense when we are there to greet them. We help relieve the pressure of the transition and separation. It is really fulfilling for them to receive our encouragement and enthusiasm, especially on a day like today when it is hectic and not very personable. We try to make it personable.”
Reasor, Hood and the rest of the Aggie volleyball team return to Reed Arena on Monday and invite fans to attend their Maroon and White scrimmage, which will be followed by a meet-and-greet autograph session.
Doors open at 3:45 p.m., and the Aggies will take the court at 4 p.m. to participate in warm-up drills. At approximately 4:20 p.m., the team will be introduced, and then the players will divide into teams and scrimmage for approximately one hour. The team will hold the meet-and-greet autograph session on the court immediately following the scrimmage, and autograph cards will be provided.
Free parking for volleyball fans will be available in Lot 100G, and admission also is free. Fans should enter Reed through the main entrance (facing Olsen Blvd.).
The Aggies make their season debut Friday, August 29 as they play host to the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference at 10 a.m. at Reed Arena in the opening match of the two-day Texas A&M Invitational.
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