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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 first-year 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 first-years move into their dorms, volunteers have the opportunity to engage with new students, share their experiences, and help incoming ‘Hoos envision the next four years of their lives at UVA. The role of a Greeter is incredibly important and immensely rewarding.


Sign Up Form is Live!

The Greeters sign-up form is now live for first-year move-in days on August 18 and 19, and second-year and transfer move-in on August 20!

On the form, you will sign up for time slots during move-in (Wednesday, August 18; Thursday, August 19; Friday, August 20). We will assign the locations later in the summer. If you would like to be placed with a friend, please indicate that in the comments, and we will try our best to accommodate your request. Note that you can sign up for multiple timeslots if you wish, but please sign up for ONE t-shirt only.

Also note that if you are living on Grounds, you will need to complete the Greeters Early Arrival Form. Additional instructions about early move-in will be sent in a separate email. Please note that early arrival requests cannot be granted for residents of Lambeth 450-462 due to construction, and greeters living in those buildings will need to find alternate accommodations should they wish to greet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Greeters chairs Sophia Walton (srw9rx) and Julia Hall (jah8wj).