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Greeters Program

Welcome New Hoos

Greeters is a part of Virginia Ambassadors, a student-run organization that partners with the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Housing & Residence Life to provide prospective students with information about student life at UVA, as well as to welcome the incoming first-year class once they arrive on Grounds.

Greeters volunteers are responsible for helping students move into their on-Grounds housing during move-in days each August. This involves transporting boxes, fans, mini-fridges, luggage, and whatever else students may bring with them, generally being available, welcoming, friendly, and ready to assist families as they move their students into their new homes.

Greeters is a unique program in that volunteers are often the first friendly faces students see when they step on Grounds in August as first-years. In addition to helping students move in, volunteers have the opportunity to engage with new students, share their experiences, and help incoming ‘Hoos envision their lives at UVA. The role of a Greeter is incredibly important and immensely rewarding.


Be a Greeter, Get $50 in Flex Dollars!

As if greeting new students at fall move-in wasn't rewarding enough, now ALL returning upperclass students who volunteer to be a Greeter will receive $50 in Flex Dollars!

Email Shanna Carmack ( to sign up to be a Greeter on Thursday, August 18; Friday, August 19; or Saturday, August 20.

You can sign up individually or as a group! And if you signed up previously, there's no need sign up again -- you'll receive $50 in Flex Dollars too!

Sign Up to Be a Greeter