Alumni Greeter Program

UVA’s Class of 2023 will arrive on Grounds for move-in weekend in August 2019!

As we welcome the newest members of our University community to Charlottesville, the Alumni Association invites you to lend a hand, share your UVA spirit, and support incoming students and their families by volunteering as an Alumni Greeter on Friday, August 23 or Saturday, August 24.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up to be an Alumni Greeter?

Please use this Signup Genius form to sign up for as many 2-hour shifts as you’d like on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24.

You’ll be able to select a time slot that works for your schedule and a first-year dorm location.

What will I be doing during my Alumni Greeter shift?

Alumni Greeters will work alongside UVA Student Greeters to help first-year students and their families move into dorms. Greeters are often the first friendly faces incoming students see when they arrive on Grounds for move-in. In addition to helping first-years move into their dorms and guiding them to designated buildings, you will have the opportunity to engage with new students, answer questions, and share your UVA experiences and spirit.

When do I check in for my Alumni Greeter shift?

You can check in for your Alumni Greeter shift and pick up your official Alumni Greeter t-shirt at Alumni Hall (211 Emmett Street South) from Tuesday, August 20–Saturday, August 24 anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

If you check in Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (before move-in weekend begins):

Please report directly to the first-year dorm you signed up for via Signup Genius when you arrive to volunteer during move-in weekend. When you arrive on Grounds for your volunteer shift, please park in the designated parking area listed below and report to the first-year dorm you signed up for via Signup Genius.

Please note: if you sign up to serve as an Alumni Greeter after Friday, August 16, we cannot guarantee an official Alumni Greeter t-shirt in your size.

If you check in on Friday or Saturday (during move-in weekend):

Please check in at least 30 minutes before your volunteer shift begins. After checking in, please relocate your car to the designated parking area listed below and report to the first-year dorm you signed up for via Signup Genius.

Please note: if you sign up to serve as an Alumni Greeter after Friday, August 16, we cannot guarantee an official Alumni Greeter t-shirt in your size.

Where do I park?

Temporary parking is available at Alumni Hall when you check-in for your volunteer shift.

During move-in weekend, Alumni Greeters should park in the following locations during volunteer shifts:

What should I wear during my Alumni Greeter shift?

Official Alumni Greeter t-shirts will be provided when you check-in at Alumni Hall. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that will allow you to lift boxes, climb stairs, and stay cool!

Please note: if you sign up to serve as an Alumni Greeter after Friday, August 16, we cannot guarantee an official Alumni Greeter t-shirt in your size.

Questions you may get from students/families during move-in:

Where can I get a move-in bin?

A student Greeter volunteer will be stationed near the Resident Staff booth to check out bins. Bins will only be available at McCormick Road, Alderman Road buildings, Gooch-Dillard, and Johnson Malone Weedon check-in tables and will only be available to residents moving in during their allotted time period. Greeters will also be available to help carry items. Greeters have no liability for broken items.

Where can we get mallets to loft/unloft beds?

The Resident Staff booth in front of each dorm location.

Where do we put trash? Are we recycling? What do we do with cardboard boxes?

Dumpsters are located near dorm buildings. Recycle cardboard boxes in recycling bins next to dumpsters.

Where do I go to get my ID card?

The ID Card Office in O’Hill Dining Hall.

A student’s assigned move-in day is tomorrow. Can they move-in today?

It is preferred that students move in on the date/time they’re assigned, however, we will not turn anyone away if they arrive outside of that time. Direct them to this phone number if there are issues: Housing and Residence Life (HRL) office, 434-924-3736.

Where do students at this dorm get mail/packages? What time is it open?

Students’ assigned mailrooms and hours can be found here after selecting the appropriate dorm. Students’ RAs will tell them where their mailrooms are located during their hall meeting as well.

General Dorm Characteristics (How many residents per RA, any changes from previous years).

First Year housing is 24:1, Upperclass is about 40:1. No major changes from previous years.

A student/parent has a more difficult question. Where should they go/who should they ask?

Find a member of Resident Staff or call the HRL office at 434-924-3736.

What do we do if we find a lost item?

Bring to a member of Resident Staff in your assigned building.

Where can I find more information about move-in?

Check out Housing and Residence Life’s 2019 Move-In guide for incoming students.