What better way is there to welcome incoming students to campus than with a smile and a helping hand, making the stressful move-in process a little easier? Move-in volunteers provide a valuable service to our new incoming students and offer a warm welcome to our campus. Whether you are an individual, student organization, civic or faith-based group or a local business… help us welcome more than 8,000 students to campus as a Move-In Volunteer! Are you a UA student? A member of a student organization? Check out these “perks” for completing 1 or more volunteer shifts.

  • Volunteers receive a t-shirt to wear identifying them as a move in volunteer and will be provided with beverages and snacks during their shifts.
  • Volunteers working shifts through the noon hour will be provided with lunch.


Volunteer Sign-Up


Volunteers are asked to sign up for one (or more) 4 hour shift during the following dates. All Move-in Volunteers will attend a mandatory meeting before their first shift. The meeting is built into the shifts listed below. More details will be provided once you are confirmed as a Move-In Volunteer.

Thursday, August 10:

  • All areas: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Friday, August 11:

  • All areas: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Friday, August 18:

  • All areas: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Saturday, August 19:

  • All areas: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, August 20:

  • All areas: 12:30pm – 5:00pm


If I volunteer, what will I be doing? We need your help with:

  • Welcoming residents and their families, working alongside UA personnel to facilitate a smooth transition from arrival to the unloading zone
  • Helping parents/residents unload personal items from vehicles onto moving carts alongside UA Staff
  • Providing assistance with the transition between unloading zones and the resident’s room

For questions about volunteering, or to register as a group, please contact Amanda Collins-Sims: amanda.g.collins@ua.edu or moveinhelp@ua.edu.