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Weekend of Service

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2017) – More than 500 new students spent their weekend volunteering on campus and in the City of Albany through opportunities provided by UAlbany’s Living-Learning Communities.

On Saturday, two shifts of about 125 students completed projects in the Uptown Campus Ballroom for Albany Medical Center, The Capital City Rescue Mission, CHIME (an after school music program) and the Red Bookshelf Project. Students also wrote letters to active military members.

Another 240 students volunteered on Sunday at various locations in the local community. This included working with the Central Ave BID to tear apart the city’s hanging planters and recycle compostable materials for St. Anne Institute’s gardening program, volunteering on various projects in Albany’s South End and supporting the Pine Hills Neighborhood’s “Meet, Munch, & More” community event.

Students were joined on Sunday by UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez.

"This weekend was a tremendous success," said UAlbany Assistant Vice Provost for Student Engagement and volunteer coordinator Linda Krzykowski. "Through it all, our new students connected with each other and learned more about the wonderful UAlbany Living-Learning Communities they have joined. We were thrilled to have President Rodriquez join us and want to thank all of our students, student leaders, and community partners who were involved."

UAlbany’s Living-Learning Communities:

UAlbany’s Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs) provide freshmen with an opportunity to live and take classes with other incoming students who share the same personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

Students can select from a wide range of L-LCs that are divided into two groups: major-specific communities and special-interest communities.

Learn more here.

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