Welcome to Michigan 2018

Welcome 2018 needs your help! With numerous large events serving thousands of students, Welcome to Michigan relies upon Student Life staff to make students’ first days on campus fun, safe, and memorable.

The Welcome programs below are in need of your support. Please review program dates and times and sign up for shifts you are available to work. You are able (and encouraged) to sign up for multiple shifts as your schedule allows.

To navigate this sign up process, you can click into a particular day or event by using the navigation at the top of the page or click "Show All" to browse available shifts. Each day includes a brief description of the event and possible staffing roles. Please note that, upon registering, you will have the ability to note any physical restrictions or other accommodations we should keep in mind when assigning specific roles. Prior to the beginning of Welcome, the staff member or members coordinating each event will contact you with additional details regarding your shift.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to this special time of year! If you need any help navigating the sign-up process, or have questions about volunteering for Welcome programs, please contact Ashley Rutledge in the Center for Campus Involvement at amrutled@umich.edu.

Thank you, and Go Blue!


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POST-CONVOCATION PICNIC: Immediately following Convocation, the Post-Convo Picnic kicks off behind Hatcher Graduate Library with dinner served to all first year students.

Staffing includes roles such as providing direction and managing lines/crowds, and may involve standing for extended periods of time.

ESCAPADE: Escapade is an evening of food and fun featuring live music, food samples, a student organization and resource fair, and entertainment offered throughout the Michigan League. Staffing includes roles such as managing lines/crowds, providing information, or managing check-in, and may involve standing for extended periods of time.


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      CORE PRESENCE: *New this year!* The Welcome program is piloting an interfaith event, which will provide first year students the opportunity to share, question, or reflect upon their values and worldview, dialogue with others, and engage across difference. Staffing includes roles such as assisting with set-up and providing directions, and may involve standing for extended periods of time or carrying supplies.

      BIG HOUSE BIG PHOTO: First year students will have the opportunity to participate in a Block M class photo on the field of Michigan Stadium. Staffing includes roles such as providing direction, managing lines/crowds, outlining a Block M on the field, or setting up/removing supplies, and may involved standing for extended periods of time or carrying supplies.

      GO BLUE MIX IN THE BIG HOUSE: During the Michigan v. Notre Dame game, all current UofM students are invited to attend a game watch in Michigan Stadium. Activities include a pep rally, food, novelty activities, and more! Staffing includes roles such as providing direction, managing lines/crowds, or staffing activity stations, and may involved standing for extended periods of time.


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              NorthFest offers students the chance to unwind, have fun, and learn more about many of our student organizations, particularly those connected to North Campus. Staffing includes roles as providing information at info tents, assisting with check-in/out, or setting up/removing supplies, and may involved standing for extended periods of time or carrying supplies. Please note Monday is Labor Day.


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                    Campus Information "Ask Me! Info Stations" will be situated at four locations throughout campus to help new and current students navigate their first two days of classes (Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th). Signing up for multiple shifts is encouraged, as our goal would be to have 2 volunteers serving each hour at each location! All sites will be provided with ample resources, contact information, and bottled water for volunteer use.


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                                                                                            Campus Information "Ask Me! Info Stations" will be situated at four locations throughout campus to help new and current students navigate their first two days of classes (Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th). Signing up for multiple shifts is encouraged, as our goal would be to have 2 volunteers serving each hour at each location! All sites will be provided with ample resources, contact information, and bottled water for volunteer use.


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                                                                                                                                                                    Festifall, our largest student organization festival, is the spot for students to connect with hundreds of different student organizations on campus! Staffing includes roles as providing information at info tents, assisting with check-in/out, or setting up/removing supplies, and may involved standing for extended periods of time or carrying supplies.


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