Helping Hands

About

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.

 

HELPING HANDS IS TREMENDOUSLY IMPORTANT TO STUDENTS.
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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Volunteering

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 reslife@gvsu.edu if you need any assistance. 


Questions?

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