Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Student Organization Move-In Volunteer Registration

Volunteer registration will close on Friday, August 17 at 5 p.m. If your student organization has limited availability, please sign up as soon as possible.

Complete the Student Organization Move-In Volunteer Registration form. All student organization members who are volunteering must read the Liability/Risk Agreement Statement.

Please note:
All volunteers should report to the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of their shift to check in.

Student organization volunteer guidelines:

  • Remember that you are representing your student organization and Michigan Tech. First impressions are very important.
  • Wear apparel that represents your student organization or Michigan Tech only.
  • Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).
  • Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).
  • Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
  • Volunteers must offer to help everyone.
  • Remember that some students and families may not want assistance, please ask first. 
  • Work cooperatively with University, Orientation, and Student Affairs staff who are also assigned to assist with the move-in process. 
  • Refer all questions you cannot answer to the Residence Life and Orientation staff members.

Quick lifting tips:

  • Before lifting, make sure your path is dry and clear of objects that could cause a fall. 
  • Bend your knees and keep your back straight. (Lift with your legs, not your back.) 
  • Bring the load close to your body and lift in a slow, even motion. 
  • Don't twist your body. If you must turn, move your feet. 
  • Keep your back straight when putting down the load.

If you have any questions, contact the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success by email at success@mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-3558.