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Welcome Wagon 2013

Welcome to boston college class of 2017!

Welcome Wagon volunteers

The Program

The Boston College Welcome Wagon is an undergraduate volunteer program staffed by a dedicated group of BC students who are ready and eager to ensure that every incoming first-year student has a positive move-in experience. Welcome Wagon recruits well over 400 volunteers each year and hires approximately 15 leaders.

Move-in is a stressful time for all involved. Welcome Wagon is designed to ease everyone’s frustrations and keep the day running smoothly. This enthusiastic group prepares for campus opening throughout the summer to welcome the Class of 2017 to campus!

Welcome Wagon Volunteers

This year, Welcome Wagon will boast well over 400 volunteers. Welcome Wagon volunteers physically move items into dorms and greet students with immediate representation of the quality of character exhibited by Boston College undergraduates. Volunteers should be accessible to answer any questions or concerns that may arise throughout the day. All volunteers with a housing assignment for the fall semester will be able to move in early.

Welcome Wagon Leaders

Each year, Welcome Wagon hires a dedicated group of team leaders, typically 15, who coordinate and oversee the move-in process. Leaders’ responsibilities include organizing and motivating the volunteers, being an active participant in Move-in Day activities, and fostering positive relationships among team members. Team leaders also enjoy an even earlier move-in date and a chance to exhibit great leadership in an on campus setting.

Leader applicants will be contacted to set up a phone interview by mid-July. All final decisions will be made by the end of July.

Important Dates

Monday, August 26     Leader Move-In
Tuesday, August 27
    Leader Training/Volunteer Move-In
Wednesday, August 28
    Full staff training
Thursday, August 29
    First Year students Move-in
Friday, August 30
    College Road Move-in

Welcome Wagon is a great opportunity to both serve your new peers and move into housing a little early. Should any questions about volunteering, please feel free to email us at:

The Welcome Wagon volunteer application will "go live" in mid-June.