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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.