Dog Haul welcomes new students

Members from Sigma Nu helped out with this weekend’s Dog Haul.

It may have been hot and humid, but Louisiana Tech organizations were outside for hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday helping new freshmen move onto campus with the annual Dog Haul.

Organized by Tech’s Student Government Association, the Dog Haul allows students and their families to become more acclimated to campus while helping with the heavy lifting moving entails.

Joseph Kidd, a senior biology pre-med major from Gibsland, volunteered with his fraternity, Sigma Nu.

I just loved doing it, helping out the freshman,” Kidd, the philanthropy chair for Sigma Nu, said. “This is my third year volunteering.”

Kidd said he found out about Dog Haul from the SGA and while he did not use the assistance his freshman year, he enjoys helping and meeting the new Bulldogs.

You’re coming to college and most of the freshmen bring a lot of things,” Kidd said. “They’re not real sure what to bring — so they bring everything. It’s usually a lot of stuff. And if its just them and their parents, bringing all that stuff up the stairs. And it’s hot and tiresome. So having a little help from some people goes a long way.”

One of those parents was Kim Parker from Gilbert. Parker said because of the Dog Haul, the move in process took about 30 minutes.

“(It was) great,” Parker said. “Very nice and respectful young man. I tried to offer a tip, but he couldn’t accept it.”

Parker said she is excited about the upcoming school year for her Bulldog student.

Fall classes at Tech begin Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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