Around Campus: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Bear Welcome Events Include Formal, Fun and Food Traditions

UNC will celebrate the start of a new academic year Friday with the time-honored tradition of Convocation and newer traditions that emphasize food and fun, such as a Taste of UNC and Bear Fest, which immediately follow Convocation on Turner Green. There's also They're just some of the many events that are part of this year's Bear Welcome.

Staff and Student Volunteers Sought for First-Ever Community Welcome Walk

Off-Campus Life and the city of Greeley seek faculty, staff and student volunteers to join community leaders the evening of Monday, Aug. 25, for the first-ever Community Welcome Walk, which will welcome students living in neighborhoods adjacent to campus back for the fall semester. The welcome will include helpful information on establishing and increasing good neighbor relationships between all residents (both students and long-term Greeley residents) and an invitation to enjoy all that UNC and Greeley have to offer throughout the academic year.

Volunteers are needed to help canvas UNC neighborhoods and distribute information and goodwill. If you're interested in helping out, register here.

Materials, training and neighborhood assignments will be provided during a light dinner prior to the walk.

What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation?

Did you have a unique summer experience you'd be willing to share with the rest of the campus and media? Did you backpack across Europe? Serve an internship on Capitol Hill? Build a raft and float down the Mississippi River? (Some UNC students did just that a few years ago!) Email a description of what you did in 200 words or less and the most interesting ones will be included in a future Around Campus and be considered for sharing with media.

'Around Campus' Newsletter Editor Named

Around Campus resumes its three-day publication schedule today, so check your Bearmail on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while school's in session for the latest information on what's happening around the university. Keeley Brown, a senior Communication Studies major, debuts next week as the new student editor of Around Campus. Send her your UNC-related news by clicking on the Submit News link located at the top and bottom of each newsletter.

Free Event Tonight Kicks Off Bears' Fall Sports Season

Mingle with student-athletes and coaches from football, volleyball and soccer; and meet Klawz and the UNC Cheer Squad during the annual Athletics' annual Fall Kick Off 5:30-7:30 p.m. today on the east concourse of Nottingham Field. The free public event, sponsored by First National Bank, will include food, face painting, a photo booth and a chance to purchase tickets, Bear gear and more. For more info, call 970-351-1733.

2014-15 Parking Permits Available in Ursa

UNC annual parking permits for the 2014-15 academic year are now available with no price increase from last year. Permits must be purchased in Ursa. Student permits cost $255 ($275 for K-Lot). Complete information, including detailed instructions for purchasing permits in Ursa, is available on Parking Services' website.

Parking Restrictions in Place for Move-In Day

To assist students moving into the residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 21, the parking lots, streets with permit parking and other areas on campus listed below will be posted as 20-minute parking from 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 20, through 5 p.m. Thursday Aug. 21. Parking Services requests that faculty, staff and students use other lots during the 24-hour period . The areas impacted are:

To facilitate students moving into the residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 22, some parking lots and streets with permit parking will be posted as 20-minute parking at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, through 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. Parking Services asks that faculty, staff and students use other lots during this 24-hour period. The areas impacted are:

J-Lot Closed

All vehicles must be out of J-Lot by 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. The lot is reserved for those moving in on Thursday, Aug. 21. Portions of the lot will also be posted as 20-minute parking Aug. 21 and 22.

20-Minute Parking from 5 p.m. Aug.20 until 5 p.m. Aug. 21

  • F-Lot, south of Ross Hall
  • H-Lot, west of Harrison Hall
  • I-Lot, north I-lot only by new North Hall
  • V-Lot, by the Visitor Center/Campbell Center/Tobey-Kendel/Gordon
  • Z-South and curbside portions of Z-West, north of President's Row
  • 10th Avenue from 20th Street to 19th Street
  • 20th Street from 10th Avenue to 9th Avenue
  • 9th Avenue from 20th Street to 19th Street

Turner Drive, Harrison Loading/Service Area Closed

Turner Drive and the Harrison Loading/Service area will all be closed from noon Wednesday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 24.

If you have any questions, please contact Parking Services at 970-351-1971

Your cooperation is appreciated.