Aug. 21, 2003
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Incoming Lafayette students received some extra help moving into the dorms amidst the summer heat today.
The student-athletes and coaches of seven of Lafayette's fall varsity teams will be on hand to assist the freshmen with their move onto campus. This marks the fifth straight year that student-athletes volunteered their time to help the freshmen; Lafayette's Office of Student Residence and the Leopard football team initiated the program in August 1999.
"All the teams on campus want to be involved in community service, and what better way than giving back to your own campus community and helping with the major job that is move-in day," said fourth-year head football coach Frank Tavani. "We've been able to provide some manpower to help in the past, and now with all the teams participating it's all the better."
This year members of the football, field hockey, cross country, men and women's soccer, volleyball and cheerleading squads participated in Move-In Day. Each team was assigned a time slot and an area of campus and team members wore shirts identifying them as a member of the move-in staff.
Classes at Lafayette begin on Monday, August 25.