WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Members of the UNCW athletic teams did their part to welcome students to campus on Saturday by participating in the annual Move-In festivities.

The student-athletes represented just one segment of 1,700 volunteers who greeted new students and carried boxes, refrigerators, mirrors and various other items to their rooms throughout campus. Instead of sleeping in and taking the morning off, the student-athletes joined their teammates in the helpful effort.

The UNCW community welcomed approximately 1,990 freshmen to their new home for the fall 2011 semester. More than 4,200 students will be housed on campus -- approximately 40 percent of UNCW's student population.