Volunteer as a "Helping Hand" during move-in Aug. 14-15

After brief hiatus, memorable program for faculty and staff makes a return this fall

For new Bearcats and their families, moving into residence halls for the first time is exciting and anxiety-provoking. Presenting a welcoming face to new students and their families can only be achieved with the help of a large number of volunteers. Here’s the chance to become part of an iconic college experience, and make it positive for students on their very first day. Register for Helping Hands!

Helping Hands, comprised primarily of faculty and staff, have been assisting Bearcats in this process for decades. First-year students are scheduled to move in this year on Sunday, Aug. 14 and Monday, Aug. 15.

President Pinto with students and parent at move-in

While the student and family will perform the physical move-in (unloading cars, moving students’ possessions), the university needs Helping Hands volunteers to:

  • Welcome students and families
  • Assist with directions
  • Answer questions
  • Provide water
Each hall location will provide volunteers with a Helping Hands button to wear. 

Headshot of Register for Helping Hands by Aug. 8

Register for Helping Hands by Aug. 8


Your reward

In appreciation, all volunteers will receive:

  • FREE lunch at CenterCourt or On the Green (OTG) on the day served
  • FREE day pass to the Campus Recreation Center on a day of choice
  • Be sure to log into the UC Be Well portal to receive your volunteer points for participating in a UC event.

Attend the "All Hands" Teams meeting

Plan to attend the “All Hands” Teams meeting on Wednesday, August 10, from 11 a.m.-noon to review the hall opening plans. Once you register, a meeting invite with a link to the Teams meeting will be sent to you.


Communities moving in by date

Sunday, Aug. 14

  • Bellevue Gardens 
  • Campus Recreation Center Hall 
  • Dabney Hall 
  • Daniels Hall 
  • Marian Spencer Hall 
  • Morgens Hall 
  • Schneider Hall 
  • Scioto Hall 
  • Siddall Hall 
  • Stratford Heights 
  • Turner Hall 
  • University Park Apartments 
  • 101 Corry
  • CP Cincy 
  • Graduate Cincinnati
  • The Deacon 
  • The Eden 
  • University Edge 

Monday, Aug. 15

  • Bellevue Gardens 
  • Campus Recreation Center Hall 
  • Dabney Hall 
  • Daniels Hall 
  • Marian Spencer Hall
  • Morgens Hall  
  • Schneider Hall 
  • Scioto Hall 
  • Siddall Hall 
  • Stratford Heights 
  • Turner Hall 
  • University Park Apartments 
  • 101 Corry 
  • CP Cincy
  • Graduate Cincinnati
  • The Deacon 
  • The Eden
  • University Edge 
  • USquare