It's always a special time when the entire Berea College community comes together to welcome our newest Bereans to the place they will live for the next four years. As alumni, we know Berea becomes a place you feel at home for a lifetime.
Join us Saturday, Aug. 20 for Move-In Day 2022 to help us welcome our first-year students and families.
Here are three ways you can help:
1. Be here on Move-In Day - We are excited to welcome alumni back to campus to volunteer for Move-In Day! Alumni volunteers will work in self-selected shifts (either 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12 p.m-3 p.m.), assigned to a first-year residence hall where we will have a welcome station with refreshments and campus information. As an alumni volunteer, you may be asked to hand out Welcome Bags, guide a student or family member to a location on campus, help with directing traffic, give words of advice or comfort to a student (or parents), or any other way we can make our new Bereans and their families feel welcome. Each volunteer receives a Move-In Day T-shirt. Please register by Mon., Aug. 8 to receive your T-shirt!
2. Donate items for the Welcome Bags - Each year, the Alumni Relations Team collaborates with campus partners to create hundreds of welcome bags for each of our first-year students. Bags generally include school supplies, coupons, toiletries, and in some years, hand-made gifts from alumni. Although we will put together a large number of bags, any quantity of items will be helpful. We will make the bags as similar as possible for each student. Donations should be mailed to the Alumni Office (Berea College CPO 2203 Berea, KY 40404) and are due by Fri., Aug. 6. If you would like to purchase from our Welcome Bags Amazon wish list you can do so here.
3. Leave a few words of advice to our new students. We will combine all of these into one document and put them in the Welcome Bags of each new student. Select this as a ticket option when you register and enter your message in the provided field. If you need more space than the characters allowed, please email your message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email email@example.com or call (859) 985-3104.