Published: July 25, 2017
Man wearing black Fall Welcome Squad hat

Fall Welcome is almost here, and the university needs enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to welcoming students in an inclusive and positive way. Starting with new student move-in on Aug. 20, Fall Welcome continues through Sept. 1 with more than 200 events. Here are five reasons you should consider volunteering for this year's Fall Welcome.

If you go

Who: Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members
What: Fall Welcome 2017
When: Aug. 20 to Sept. 1
Where: Across campus

Those interested in volunteering can view descriptions for volunteer shifts and sign up online at the link below. If you’re a part of a student organization and want to volunteer as a group, you can do so by contacting Hannah Wilks at 303-735-4600 or

Volunteer for Fall Welcome

Be among the first to welcome new students and families.

As a Fall Welcome volunteer, you will have the unique opportunity to be one of the first people to greet our new students and families when they arrive on campus. 

Show your CU Boulder pride.

Fall Welcome volunteers share their Buffs pride and love for CU, creating an exciting and welcoming environment at the start of the academic year.

Help new students move in to their residence halls.

Volunteer for your favorite residence hall and share your experience, tips and tricks as you help new students move in. Volunteer opportunities specific to move-in include check-in, providing information and answering questions, unpacking cars and moving boxes, and providing traffic support.

Be part of fall’s most exciting events.

From CU Kickoff and Convocation to the Black and Gold Bash, you have the opportunity to be a part of signature Fall Welcome events.

Get involved and support the campus community.

Volunteers have the opportunity to meet many new people and engage with various campus departments that put on Fall Welcome programming. Last year, 96 percent of volunteers said they felt more connected to CU as a result of their Fall Welcome volunteer experience.

Learn more about the objectives of Fall Welcome at CU Boulder Today.