Helping Hands


Administrators, faculty members, staff members, student organizations, and alumni participate in our housing move-in week by serving as volunteers for the Helping Hands program. This group of dedicated volunteers assists students with the following during move-in week: directing traffic, carrying supplies from cars to student rooms, assisting new students with check-in, and welcoming students and their families to campus. We are very proud of the the fact that the campus community is fully engaged in the student housing move-in process. This year, Helping Hands starts Sunday, August 22, 2021.


For first year students, research indicates that the first six weeks at college are critical to retention and student satisfaction; the first few days being the most important. We want to make the beginning of the fall semester a positive and inclusive experience for our students by having a strong faculty/staff presence during housing move-in.

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Sign up to volunteer!

Volunteers: We will welcome faculty, staff and student volunteers at our volunteer sites - Lot C at the big white tent, or on south campus at one of the white check in tents. Our pre-registration is closed at this time.

Local Organizations and Neighbors: Although we appreciate the support of local organizations and neighbors, we are only able to accommodate volunteer time from faculty members, staff members, student organization members, and alumni.  


Date & Time Cancellations

When you complete your reservation, you will receive an e-mail confirmation on August 16th.

Please email if you need any assistance. 


Any further questions or concerns can be directed to Colleen Bailey via email ( or by calling (616) 331-2120.

Page last modified August 20, 2021