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Volunteers Needed for Big Blue Move-In

This year’s Big Blue Move-In is scheduled for August, 15, 16 and 17.
This year’s Big Blue Move-In is scheduled for Aug. 15, 16 and 17.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2022)  Volunteers are needed to help with Big Blue Move-In 2022, three days when more than 5,000 new and transfer University of Kentucky students move into on-campus residence halls.

This year’s Big Blue Move-In will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 15-17.

There are many volunteer opportunities — working information/welcome tables, helping unload vehicles, greeting people upon arrival and assisting with clean up at the end of the day. UK's primary goal is student success, and move-in is an opportunity for faculty, staff and volunteers to help make an impact. A simple smile and "Welcome to UK!" can set the tone for a student's entire academic year.

Any individual or group interested in being part of this wonderful opportunity to make a great first impression for students and their families may complete an interest form here. Once your interest form is received, more detailed information will be sent.

UK encourages anyone interested to participate as an important member of the 2022 Big Blue Move-In student welcoming experience. Move-in is a vital part of the college experience and no one can provide a better first impression to these students and their families than the faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $501 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.