Move-In Team

Volunteers are needed for Tuesday, August 29, Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31, 2023!

Only continuing students who will be returning in Fall 2023 may participate with the Residence Life Move-In Team.  New/Incoming and New Transfer students are NOT eligible to be part of the Move-In Team**

Register to volunteer by Friday, August 11, 2023.

Move-In Team Member

Volunteer for Move-In Team

Move-In Team provides current Rutgers students and organizations the opportunity to welcome new students to campus. Benefits include:

  • Student organizations, including Greek organizations, may count all volunteer hours completed with the Move-In Team as community service/volunteering hours. All student organizations that participate with the Residence Life Move-In Team must be registered and recognized by the Rutgers University Office of Student Involvement or the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.
  • Move-In Team volunteers can move into their on-campus residence hall, room, suite, or apartment early.
  • All Move-In Team volunteers will receive a free t-shirt.

Please note, volunteers are needed for Tuesday, August 29Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31, 2023. Register today!


Individual Volunteer Registration

Student Organization Registration

Scarlet Knight helping with move-inAbout Move-In Team

“Move-In” refers to the process of students moving into their on-campus residence hall, usually for the first time. First-Year Student Move-In and Transfer Student Move-In typically occur during the first week of September.

Because Rutgers University–New Brunswick is one of the largest residential student campuses in the country, this process can sometimes feel overwhelming for new students and their families. That’s where Move-In Team comes in! 

Move-In Team volunteers welcome students to campus, promote school spirit, and assist with moving belongings. The team is comprised of individual student volunteers and volunteers from a variety of clubs, fraternities, and sororities. 

Contact to learn more about Move-In Team.

Move-In Team Q&A

What’s a Move-In Team? 

With every move-in day at Rutgers comes a Move-In Team: a team of students from clubs, fraternities, and sororities, as well as individual student volunteers, that work with each other to greet and assist incoming students and their families. The Move-In Team as we currently know it has existed since 2013. Prior to that, there was a smaller “Move-In Crew” which consisted of residence life student staff and some students from fraternities and sororities.

What Does a Move-In Team Do?

Moving into a college residence hall for the first time can be difficult for families. According to Josh Adlerman, Coordinator of Administration and Operations, it is common for families to bring “…extra furniture, moving/storage bins, and duplicate items for a room (think two roommates who both bring a vacuum)!”

This is where the Move-In Team comes to the rescue. They help families decide what is necessary and what isn’t (and, in some cases, what can’t be brought into the residence halls). They also greet incoming students and assist the students and their families with a variety of tasks, from pointing them to the dining hall to helping them carry boxes of belongings up to their new room!

Finally, Rutgers is one of the largest residential colleges in the country. Lots of people and lots of items means Rutgers can get incredibly busy. Having a Move-In Team helps efficiently get belongings to where they need to be and relieve the stress of the system!

Why Should You Join the Move-In Team?

Well, as Josh Adlerman points out, “being a member provides the unique opportunity to be one of the first campus touchpoints for incoming first year and transfer students.” It’s a chance to show students who are moving onto campus for the first time what a great community Rutgers is. The Move-In Team helps students create a comfortable living space that sets them up for success during their college career. But, more importantly, they help new students feel welcome in a caring and supportive environment.

Additionally, all students who volunteer with the Move-In Team will be able to move into their residence hall assignments early. They will also receive a T-shirt, breakfast, and bottled water the day of their move-in shift. If any student organizations have 10 or more members participate in a Move-In Team, Residence Life will offer a monetary donation to the organization, and, for any Greek organization with 10 or more members participating, Residence Life will offer them the choice of a monetary donation or that the hours served may be counted towards their required community service or volunteer hours.