WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Volunteers from Purdue and West Lafayette made students feel more welcome.
They visited students living off campus and provided them with resources for living in the community.
Volunteers gave packets of information to welcome the students.
They divided into small teams and visited as many homes as they could.
West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis says they want to share that sense of pride in the community for students who may be new to West Lafayette.
The 19-year tradition is simply a way to match names to faces and remind students about safety.
"We go into the neighborhoods and just welcome students that take up residency for the school year in neighborhoods like New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights,” said Neighborhood Vitality Director Bryce Patz. “We just let them know services are available and kind of give a face to the city.”
The mayor added he loves meeting the students for the first time and lending them a helping hand.
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