USGA President’s Corner

Patrick Kelland

Dear Students,

Over the past week, the USGA has been very busy participating in many of the Welcome Week events that have been held on campus. The USGA E-Board has been volunteering their time to give the student body a welcome return to UNH.

On the night of move-in day, Thursday, Aug. 23, the USGA sponsored an Ice Cream Social event to greet the freshman to campus. The USGA volunteers passed out over 1,000 ice cream barOn Sunday, Aug. 26, the USGA sponsored a Student Involvement Fair that showcased close to 100 Recognized Student Organizations and opportunities with a number of campus offices. It was a great event and many students had the chance to find their fit in a variety of organizations, resulting in a great increase of membership in several of our organizations. I was proud to see so many new UNH students come out with the drive to get involved in the rich experiences the campus has to offer.

With a great deal of help from our men’s and women’s athletic teams, recognized student organizations, Greeks, and other student leaders, the USGA hosted a pizza social in the quad on Wednesday, Aug. 29, to serve as a follow-up to the Student Involvement Fair as well as giving the student body a chance to meet the students who help lead our campus.

This event is one of the first of its kind, and the USGA looks forward to working with these groups in the future to emphasize our Charger pride.

The first USGA Meeting was this past Friday. I hope you were able to attend, and if not I encourage you to attend a meeting in the near future to help you get more active on campus. At our meeting, candidates for the Budget Committee, Senator and Executive Assistant were put up for approval in front of your legislature.

For the rest of the semester, meetings will be Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge.

I hope you are settling in well to your classes and are looking forward to upcoming events on campus.

As always, feel free to e-mail me, stop into my office hours, or post a concern on Charger Connection if you have anything you feel should be brought to my attention.

Thank you and have a great week,

Patrick Kelland