Sunday, August 24, 2008


Nearly 1,000 College at Brockport freshmen moved into College residence halls on Friday and Saturday.

More than 300 faculty, staff and students - including the hockey team - turned out to help with the heavy lifting as part of the “Move-in Day” tradition.

“Move-in Day” began a decade ago when Richard Lair, The College at Brockport director of facilities maintenance, returned from moving his son’s belongings up four flights of stairs at another college. Lair thought it would be a good idea to have College staff on hand to lighten the load. The idea has since become a College at Brockport tradition and this year’s helping hands included those of President John R. Halstead as well as College vice presidents and staff from both the academic and administrative areas.

All of the hockey freshman who had moved in early (Adam Shoff, Oliver Wren, Josh Roarke, James Cody) showed up to help out the returning players with their community service project.

Here is a clip from Rochester's News 8 Now about Move-In Day. Near the end they interview Adam Shoff: