The beginning of UNC’s fall semester might still be a month away, but town and University officials are already preparing for students to move back into town.
On Aug. 20, the door-to-door portion of the Good Neighbor Initiative will take off in the Northside, Pine Knolls, Cameron-McCauley and Davie Circle neighborhoods.
The Good Neighbor Initiative is a collaborative effort between University and town officials to help strengthen relationships between town and student residents.
Catherine Lazorko, public information officer for the town, said volunteers will spend the day walking door-to-door to speak with both new and more permanent residents of the neighborhoods.
“It’s just a matter of educating new residents to the area about how to take care of certain things,” Lazorko said.
Aaron Bachenheimer, director of fraternity and sorority life and community involvement at UNC, said he wants to make sure students are aware of certain town ordinances that could be unknowingly violated.
“It’s amazing what we think is common knowledge, is not always common knowledge,” Bachenheimer said.
He said the students he talks to don’t always know when they could be in violation of ordinances.
Bachenheimer said problems that arise typically deal with trash, parking, noise and over-occupancy.