Fall Moove-In Volunteers Wanted

LeShelle May and Gary S. May push a cart filled with a student's belongings during Moove-In.
Volunteer for Moove-In and you could find yourself serving alongside frequent volunteers like Chancellor Gary S. May and LeShelle May, seen here helping out in 2022. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)

Student Housing and Dining Services is seeking volunteers to help more than 11,000 new residents “Moove In” to on-campus housing throughout the month of September.

Illustration of cow pushing cart of belongings, with text: "Moove-In"

Gone are the condensed Moove-In weekends of the past — instead, residents will be asked to choose appointments on several days that are spread throughout the month to ease the impact on campus roadways and parking.

This means more volunteers are needed to help Moove-In go smoothly. Moove-In Crew volunteers are asked to sign up online by Friday, Aug. 25. Volunteer shifts are a minimum of two hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and all Moove-In dates are weekdays. Those who contribute their time will receive a free T-shirt to identify them to residents and their families, along with a discounted meal rate at a dining commons on the day they help.

All are encouraged to volunteer: students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and community members.

This fall will see the first residents for a new housing complex, Orchard Park. That area caters specifically to families, graduate and continuing undergraduate students.

Moove-In Crew volunteers are needed for the following dates and housing areas:

Orchard Park

Orchard Park houses students with families, graduate students, continuing undergrads and reentry students.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 

The Green @ West Village

The Green @ West Village houses first-year transfer students, plus returning residents.

  • Friday, Sept. 15
  • Monday, Sept. 18

Residence Halls

The residence halls house first-year freshmen, plus returning residents.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 
  • Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Friday, Sept 22 (Cuarto only)

Register to help with Moove-In

Questions about Moove-In or volunteering for the Moove-In Crew can be sent by email. 

 Lizanne Shera-Seitz contributed to this article.


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