Greeks help out at Bradley University move in day

By WEEK Producer

August 18, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 2:52 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Bradley University welcomed roughly 1,000 freshman to campus on Saturday.

Fraternities and sororities were lined up in front of residence halls to help parents and students move in.

It's an annual tradition for the Greeks to help new students get acclimated to campus dorm life and to welcome them to the Bradley family.

"They give them themselves and their time helping orient new students into the Bradley family by volunteering their time moving boxes and suitcases and refrigerators and microwaves and stereos up into the residence halls and they make it a very seamless and very comfortable move in day for all the families," said Joanne Glasser, Bradley University President.

Parents welcomed the move in crews with open arms, happy and surprised to have the extra help.

"We had this great, lots of great help. The Greeks came and they took it all and it's all upstairs, that was the quickest move in I've seen in a long long time and so it's terrific! Beautiful weather, everybody's very helpful," said Kim Schumacher.

Bradley has many activities planned for the new students on campus until classes begin on August 22.

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