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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.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.