Just a Friendly Reminder – Volunteers Still Needed!

Hello everyone!

Even as we continue to watch enrollment numbers for Winter, did you know we are expecting 1,200 NEW students to arrive on campus in January! That’s 1,200 people who need our smiles, our welcoming personalities, and potentially need our help!

The shift to Information Roamers in the Fall was a great success! Our students mentioned their appreciation and your evaluations suggest you had fun connecting in that way. We are going to make a few changes based on your feedback, in addition to anticipated needs in the Winter.

First, you won’t be carrying tablets. Feedback suggested they did not prove helpful. You’ll still have the apron/identifiers and you will each have a Roaming Zone Hub, which will be an “Information Table”. That table will hold materials of interest for students, such as maps, RaiderCard information, etc., as well as the binder with the class schedule for you to use as necessary. Second, you will notice we have adjusted the times/days we are scheduling roamers. This came directly from feedback you provided in the fall, so please keep us posted if we still don’t have it “quite right”.

For those who sign up to work Main 4th and the ATC, we are going to ask you to stand and engage in the general vicinity of the information table. Based on construction and classroom moves, we anticipate higher than normal questions in those areas.

Everyone else, you’ll be encouraged to roam, assist and engage in whatever manner feels best! When your shift is done, you’ll meet your replacement at the Information Table in your zone (or leave your apron there if your replacement doesn’t show.)

Note! We are encouraging ALL students to run a new schedule just before semester start to verify none of their classes were moved. If you have a student struggling to find a class, ask when they printed their schedule. It’s possible you’ll need to verify the location hasn’t change.

Please sign up to help! This system does not work without a LOT of wonderful volunteers. The links for sign up spreadsheets are listed below. (If you experience any issues with the sign up process, please contact Liz Tyrell at ltyrell@grcc.edu.)

Thank your for your commitment to our students!

4th Floor Main Info/Roaming Station Sign Up: http://bit.ly/1fydHx8

ATC, 2nd Floor Info/Roaming Zone Sign Up: http://bit.ly/1cwBKIU

Sneden, 1st Floor Info/Roaming zone Sign Up: http://bit.ly/1gBAs6n

Cook/Main, 1st Floor Entrance Area Info/Roaming Zone Sign Up: http://bit.ly/JyLD25

“Colleges committed to the Completion Agenda should involve all faculty, administrators, support staff, and returning students to help new students make connections in their first encounters with the college” Terry O’ Banion

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