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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.

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 2021 to campus!

Welcome Wagon Application Now Open

Follow This Link to Apply

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.

Application Deadlines

                Friday, June 30     Welcome Wagon Leader Application Due BY NOON
Friday, July 21     Welcome Wagon Volunteer Application Due

Important Dates

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
     Upperclassmen 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: welcome.wagon@bc.edu.