A Gracious Welcome

Student Volunteers Ease Heavy Lifting For New Freshmen At JMU

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Posted: August 22, 2013

James Madison University students sophomore Derek Smith (left), 20, of Sterling, and senior James Barney, 21, of Springfield, help freshmen during move-in day Wednesday morning at Potomac Hall. The two volunteered for the day with InterVarsity, a faith-based campus organization. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Sophomore Meredith Parker (right), 19, a JMU First Year Orientation Guide — or FrOG — from Fairfax, helps freshman Elana Baum, 18, of Marietta, Ga., with setting up her futon in her dorm room in Potomac Hall on Wednesday. Classes start Monday.
A student leaves a note for a new roommate on a dorm room door during freshmen move in day at Potomac Hall on Wednesday morning on campus.
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