Area resident joins Syracuse University's Goon Squad

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

    Patrick McCall of Newfoundland was among the over 400 students who participated in the Goon Squad this August as part of Syracuse Welcome 2005: A Slice of SU Life, the University’s signature orientation program for new students. McCall is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. Established in the 1940s by Syracuse University students to spread school spirit and help incoming freshmen adjust to college life, the Goon Squad consists of volunteer upperclassmen who assist new students and their parents as they move into residence halls and at other events throughout the orientation program. In addition to unpacking vehicles and moving new students in, Goon Squad members also answer questions and provide campus directions to new students and their families throughout the Syracuse Welcome program.