Volunteers Needed: Welcome On-Campus Students During Move-in 2019

Thousands of students will arrive on campus in mid-August. Volunteer to help during move-in and welcome these incoming Razorbacks.
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Thousands of students will arrive on campus in mid-August. Volunteer to help during move-in and welcome these incoming Razorbacks.

University Housing wants your help welcoming the newest class of Razorbacks to Fayetteville.

Campus and community volunteers are needed to help students move into their on-campus homes on two days: Saturday, Aug. 17, and Monday, Aug. 19. Our busiest day for Move-In 2019 will be on Saturday, Aug. 17, so volunteer assistance on that day will be beneficial (and our students and families will also appreciate your assistance).

Every member of the University of Arkansas and the Fayetteville community is invited to join and there are opportunities for everyone to help.

Sign up today as an individual or group using GivePulse.

The final day to register is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Perks

  • Free lunch
  • Free University of Arkansas-branded hat
  • The satisfaction of helping our on-campus students move in to their new home

Volunteer Information

  • You will receive a special move-in hat from University Housing.
  • Volunteer locations will be focused on the south and central areas of campus.
  • You can sign up for specific shifts on the GivePulse page for Move-in volunteers.
  • Move-in volunteer duties may include parking lot management, traditional move-in assistance (carrying items), assisting at a front desk or check-in tent, helping out in the elevators, hospitality and providing directions to students and their families/guests.

Housing reserves the right to make final assignments based on need.

Why Volunteer?

Move-in is a fun event that brings faculty, staff, registered student organizations and the community together. Housing depends on the hard work and smiling faces of volunteers during move-in.

"Each year, students and their families rave about our fantastic volunteers and the welcoming atmosphere of the University of Arkansas," said Felisha Perrodin, organizer of volunteers.

"Volunteers are essential to the move-in process, and we know that our students would not have the best experience without the large campus and community's participation.

"While much of the work is in hot conditions, we believe this first contact with students sets an example for the rest of students' time at the University of Arkansas," she said.

For more information, contact Perrodin at fperrod@uark.edu or by calling 575-3087.

About University Housing: University Housing is a department within the Division of Student Affairs serving a residential community of around 5,700 on-campus students. More than 200 students find employment opportunities with University Housing each year. We offer educational programs that support the success of students and services that help students focus on academics at the University of Arkansas. Living on campus starts with a housing contract.

About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students with housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.

Contacts

Felisha Harper Perrodin, assistant director for administrative services
University Housing
479-575-3087, fperrod@uark.edu

Christopher Spencer, assistant director of strategic communications
University Housing
479-575-5084, cjspence@uark.edu

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