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Move In Volunteer Program

Details for Fall 2020 will be posted soon!

Move In Volunteer - Sign Up Today!

Be part of the move in team that welcomes over 3,000 students to their new home!

We have 350 student volunteers who help direct traffic, unload vehicles and move incoming students into their new room. Move In Volunteer Program is available to all UC Merced faculty, staff, and students. You don’t have to live on campus to be a volunteer!

Sign up before August 1st.


  • Meet new people, make friends and help others

  • Show case our Bobcat spirit

  • Get your own legendary UC Merced Welcome Home T-shirt

  • Get to move in early at no cost and an introductory all-you-care-to-eat meal at the Pavilion

  • Put your service hours in for your club


  • Greet and direct students and families as they arrive

  • Unload vehicles and carry students' belongings to their rooms

  • Shifts are four hours and a lunch


  1. Must be a UC Merced student

  2. Must be energetic and have a positive attitude

  3. Must be able to stand for several hours at a time

  4. Must be able to work outside in the sun, rain or wind

  5. Ability to lift 30 pounds is preferred, but not required

  6. Must attend training and willing to take direction

  7. Must be friendly and helpful to a diverse population of students and families

  8. Must be available to move in at the scheduled time.

  9. Must be available for safety training at the scheduled time.

  10. Must be available work all shifts as assigned (no exceptions).

Questions: contact Hui-Ling Chan at