Move-in volunteers needed

Move-in for Fall 2022 is right around the corner! Students are currently signing up for their move-in appointments and we are inviting faculty and staff to sign up to help with the move-in process. We have two types of opportunities to help out this year. Please read below for details and how to sign up.

LOCAL MOVE-IN, August 11
On Thursday, August 11 we have invited new residents who live in Vigo and the surrounding counties to move in a day early. Please volunteer for these shifts if you would like to meet new students and help them unload their vehicles and move into their rooms. We have 2-hour shift possibilities for the afternoon/evening and we would like to place as many volunteers as possible to assist with this new Thursday move-in option. Move-in volunteers will be one of the first people students and families meet as they begin their time at ISU! While assisting these students, you will have several moments to greet and interact with students and families as you assist with their move-in.

MOVE-IN WEEKEND, August 12 to 14
This year we have returned to a more traditional move-in weekend for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 12-14. For the weekend shifts, volunteers will assist with traffic control in the parking lots by greeting vehicles and monitoring the 20-minute unloading zones. We will have 3-hour shifts spanning the move-in timeframe each day and plan to have two or three people in each parking lot. There will be detailed instruction at your parking lot and Residential Life team members will be stopping in frequently to answer any questions you may have. Parking lot volunteers direct families where to park when they arrive on campus, document their arrival times, and encourage them to quickly unload and then move to another parking lot for the duration of arrival weekend. Parking lot volunteers often answer questions about campus, the community, and have the opportunity to greet our students and their families!

Please visit the following link to see specific available start times and to complete the sign up for these shifts. On the Move-In Volunteers sign-up page, first you’ll need to select the type of shift (Thursday or weekend), then click the calendar to the DATE you’d like, then select the start TIME of the shift you would like (remember, Thursday is a two hour shift and the weekend is a three hour shift). Once you’ve selected the shift you’ll need to type in your first and last name into the name field, your ISU email address and your cell phone number (in case of any last minute issues). You may include any special requests or other info we need to know in the optional NOTES section (we’ll do our best to honor these). Once everything is entered, click on the “Book” button and you’ll be taken to a confirmation page with all the details on your shift. You should also receive an email from “Move-In Volunteers” with a calendar invite you can open and save to your Outlook calendar. To sign up for another shift click the “New booking” button on the confirmation page (or revisit the link).

We hope you are as excited as we are for move-in – it is our favorite time of the year. Please set aside a few hours to volunteer during this exciting time of the year for our students. It will be a great opportunity to welcome our Sycamores to campus! If you have any questions, please call the Residential Life Office at 812-237-3993.

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