As part of a longstanding tradition at The Hall, Seton Hall student-athletes and members of the athletics department turned out in full force to lend their assistance and help welcome the Class of 2019 on the university’s official “Move-In Day.”
One of the first service initiatives on the Helping Athletes Learn to be Leaders (H.A.L.L.) Program calendar for the new year, the effort serves to ease the transition process and provide a first-hand introduction to the familial atmosphere characteristic of Seton Hall – furthering a tradition that has long seen student-athletes and athletics representatives among the first to volunteer a helping hand.
“It’s crazy to think I’m heading into my senior year because I still remember what I felt like on my first move in day,” said Ryan Flannery of men’s cross country. “There is so much going on and you’re trying to get used to so many new things at once, it was definitely nice to see some friendly faces that are there to help. Now, it’s nice to be on the other side; coming out here with other student-athletes and doing what we can for our fellow Pirates.”
Flannery was just one of many Pirates from a variety of programs on hand on Thursday morning to perform that same service for those beginning their collegiate experience in the coming weeks, a gesture that helps to strengthen the bond between athletics and the university.
“It was great to see a number of our student-athletes helping the incoming freshmen move in,” said Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons. “One of the truly unique things about Seton Hall is how tight-knit our community is. Helping at Freshman Move-In is a great way to make the incoming class instantly feel that they are a part of our family here at The Hall.”