Volunteers Needed:  Welcome Our Residential Students During Move-in 2021

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

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

They believe this first contact with students sets an example for the rest of a students' time at the U of A.

Each year, students and their families rave about our fantastic volunteers and the welcoming atmosphere of the U of A. We look forward to a great beginning for our newest Razorbacks and hope you will join us during the move-in experience.  

Volunteers will be needed Friday, Aug. 13, and Saturday, Aug. 14.    

Every member of the U of A and the Fayetteville community is invited to join, and there are opportunities for everyone to help.  

Sign up today as an individual or group.

The final day to register to be a Move-In Volunteer is before noon on Friday, Aug. 6. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jake Shaw at jls087@uark.edu.


  • Volunteers receive a special move-in hat from University Housing.  
  • Volunteers enjoy a free lunch provided by one of the campus dining halls.  
  • Volunteers will be placed in areas with the most need (based on number of students arriving).  
  • There are three volunteer shifts offered daily on Friday, Aug 13, and Saturday, Aug 14. Specific information on the shift times for each day can be found in the Events section of our sign-up page at https://givepul.se/fhpba8.  
  • Move-in volunteer duties may include moving student belongings to their rooms, greeting students and families, assisting with elevator operations, checking out equipment, etc. 


A special role of importance is the parking lot coordinator. The main function of this role is to help support University Housing staff and to manage traffic in their parking area. 

All volunteers will receive the appropriate training and more communication once their position is confirmed.  

We would love to have you be a part of our move-in team this year as a parking lot coordinator!  

Move-In dates and times are as follows: 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 — 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 — 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
  • Friday, Aug. 13 — 7:30 a.m.- 3:10 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Aug. 14 — 7:30 a.m.- 3:10 p.m. 

We will be breaking these times into shifts of no more than two to three hours. If you are interested in being a parking lot coordinator, please contact Paryn Freeman at pxf004@uark.edu

About University Housing: University Housing is a department within the Division of Student Affairs serving a residential community of around 6,200 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.


Jake Shaw, assistant director for conference services
University Housing
479-718-3337, jls087@uark.edu

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


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