Pictured above: Chi Alpha Campus Ministries was one of several campus and community groups to help students move to campus last fall. University Housing encourages you to meet the newly arrived students by volunteering Monday, Aug. 14. Photo by University Housing

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

Join Housing representatives Monday, Aug. 14, to assist with Move-in 2017.

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 Thursday, Aug. 10.


  • Free lunch
  • Free University of Arkansas-branded hat
  • Razorback Band serenade as they march across campus


  • You will receive a special move-in hat from University
  • You can volunteer in north, south, or central campus.
  • Time slots available: 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Physical and non-physical volunteer options for each shift.
  • Physical jobs include parking lot management and traditional move-in assistance, while non-physical jobs range from desk assistance to hospitality.

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


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.

Material for this article contributed by Justine Grace, ACUHO-I Intern for Residence Education and Conference Services of University Housing.