Did you know that we move over 7,000 students into residence before school starts in September and we need a ton of volunteers to welcome them to campus, help them find their way, and help them move their stuff.

Can you help us out? There are two Move In Days that we need your help for: August 24 & August 31. You can sign up for shifts on one or both days!

If you’re a student staff member, please register to volunteer over on the Student Housing website. SHCS staff, find out how to volunteer below.

How to register

It’s simple! Pick your shift(s) below and email mike.cheung@ubc.ca to let him know you’d like to register.


Move In Day Volunteer Shifts

August 24: Jump Start Move In Day

Pick your shift

  • 8:30 am–12 pm (noon)
  • 11:30 am–3:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm–6:00 pm

August 31: Labour Day Move In Day

Pick your shift

  • 8:30 am–12 pm (noon)
  • 11 am–2:30 pm
  • 1 pm–4:30 pm

What you get!

  • Move In Day t-shirt
  • Refreshments
  • Food Services gift card
  • Plus, a great opportunity to provide a warm, fun, and smooth move-in experience for incoming UBC residents and families.


If you have any questions, please email mike.cheung@ubc.ca.