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Why Volunteer?

Our UK Campus Housing team invites you and your student organization(s) to be part of the Wildcat Welcome Team during Big Blue Move-In August 18-21, 2024.  

Participating in Big Blue Move-In and welcoming first-year students to their new Kentucky home is an incredible experience. It will give you and your organization an opportunity to welcome these students and their families to campus while promoting the benefits of belonging to the organizations you are passionate about. 

Students completing one 3-hour volunteer shift during Big Blue Move-In 2024 can: 

  1. Early move-in at no charge.  All student volunteers who sign-up to work at least 3-hours will receive the option to move into their residence hall, (and university owned and managed chapter houses for members of the FSL community), on Saturday, August 17.  In order to take advantage of the early move-in, you must sign-up as a volunteer by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.  
  2. Adopt-a-Hall.  Registered Student Organizations achieving a 10% volunteer participation rate will be recognized as contributors outside and within the residence hall, offering an exceptional avenue to not only make a positive impact during this typically stressful yet exciting phase of students' lives but also to effectively promote their organization to a broader audience. 
  3. Drawing for $250 in CatCash. We are giving $250 in CatCash to four (4) students. All student volunteers who work at least 3-hours will be entered into the drawing. 
  4. Free T-shirt.  All student volunteers will receive a Big Blue Move-In t-shirt. 
  5. Meal Voucher. All student volunteers will receive a meal voucher to use at The 90 or Champions Kitchen.  

What will I be doing as a volunteer?

Think back to your own move-in day and recall the excitement you felt when you arrived on campus to begin your college journey. Who made you feel welcome and how did they make you feel like you were part of the Big Blue Nation?

As a member of the Wildcat Welcome Team, your primary task will be offering a friendly face to students and their families as they arrive on campus. All volunteers will be expected to smile, provide warm greetings and offer directions to anyone who appears lost or uncertain. Tasks during your shift may include:

  • Event set-up and break-down
  • Cart management 
  • Assisting with unloading belongings from vehicles

Join the Wildcat Welcome Team

UK Campus Housing is looking for volunteers to participate in giving a big blue welcome to all new students arriving on campus August 18 - 21, 2024. Both organizations and individuals can sign up to join the Wildcat Welcome Team. 

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