Welcome Wagon 2017
Welcome to boston college class of 2021!
Please Note: our office collaborates with many other parts of the university to set the schedule of events for our Fall Opening. In order to be sure that all dates of events serve the needs of all our partners, the Office of Residential Life waits until the end of the month of June to update this page with the upcoming academic year's Opening schedule.
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 2021 to campus!
Welcome Wagon Volunteers
This year, Welcome Wagon will boast well over 400 volunteers. Welcome Wagon volunteers physically move items into the residence halls 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.
|Friday, June 30||Welcome Wagon Leader Application Due BY NOON|
|Friday, July 21||Welcome Wagon Volunteer Application Due|
|Wednesday, August 16||Leader Move-In|
|Thursday, August 17
|| Leader Training/Volunteer Move-In
|Friday, August 18
||Full staff training|
|Sunday, August 20|| Final First Year Orientation Session
|Wednesday, August 23
|| Freshmen Move-in
|Friday, August 25
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: email@example.com.