Move-in volunteers needed

UCSC’s fall move-in will take place over four days, September 15 through 18, to welcome new residents to our campus. From 7 am to 5 pm each day, students will be arriving at three staging locations on the campus before proceeding to their academic year housing communities. If you would enjoy the opportunity to greet some of the several thousand students expected to arrive at this time, we would certainly appreciate your help! Please see below for information on signing up to be part of this exciting student experience!

The move-in organizers are looking for volunteers to assist at East Remote Lot 104, Performing Arts Lot 126, West Remote Lot 127, and Yellow Cart Check-in/out at the Colleges over the four move-in days. A brief description of tasks is included below, and more information will be provided at an (optional) Move-in Volunteer Training via zoom at 12 pm on Wednesday, September 14.  Please add the zoom link to your calendar if you are able to attend. 

Volunteer Tasks

  • Traffic Wizard - help students find their way to check-in
  • “Joy” the Greeter - welcome students to move-in and direct them to their next step
  • Line Producer- keep students and their belongings moving smoothly 
  • The Green Team- help close down the staging locations 
  • slUber Driver - shuttle students to and from the colleges/units as needed. Must be a UCSC employee and have a valid California Driver's License. 
  • Slug Cart Valet- check-in/out yellow carts (large, wheeled bins into which students may put many of their belongings) to students and their guests at the colleges.

To volunteer for one or more shifts, please click on this sign-up sheet and select your preferred time slot (or slots!) before 5 pm on Tuesday, September 13. You do not need to sign in or create a SignUpGenius account to volunteer for a shift. All volunteers will receive a UCSC Slug Strong T-shirt. Information regarding volunteer parking, check-in, and meals will be shared via email on Friday, September 9.  

Thank you for helping us give a warm welcome to our new slugs! If you have any questions, please contact us at