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Sign Up Now to Volunteer for Welcome Week

July 21, 2017

Volunteer registration is now open for staff and faculty who are able to assist with Welcome Week 2017. We are expecting over 6,000 first-year students this year! Help us welcome students to the University—their new home for the next four years!

Here are the areas where help is needed:

  • Residence Hall Move-In (Aug. 28-29) Greet students and parents, guard belongings, and help with traffic flow. Volunteers are not expected to carry luggage or boxes.
  • Move-In Receptions for Families (Aug. 29) Visit with parents and family members at the Move-In Reception for Families at the Bookstore in Coffman. Talk with families moving their students in, answer any last-minute questions, and help ease their anxieties about this transition. The Parent and Family Program is looking for volunteers across a variety of offices and departments, including those who have recently sent their own family members to college.
  • New Student Convocation (Aug. 31) This campus tradition kicks off the first morning of Welcome Week. We need greeters, direction providers, tassel distributors, and sign holders.

Volunteer registration closes on Wednesday, August 16th, so register now!

Questions can be directed to ofyp@umn.edu, and more information can be found here.