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Individual volunteer - early move in

KU Student Housing welcomes residents who want to move in early, then help other Jayhawks during move-in day. You may be a returning resident or first-year student -- the deadline to join is Thursday, Aug. 1.

By volunteering to help with move-in you will be providing a valuable service to your classmates and their families. JaySquad members are an integral part of move-in, often serving as one of the first KU representatives that incoming students meet.

JaySquad members receive….

  • All JaySquad members may move in early for free. Volunteers move themselves in on Aug. 21.
  • Participants who fulfill their shift are eligible for one of three $500 room credits on their student housing account.
  • Free t-shirt.
  • Meet new people and begin building a community and network of Jayhawks.
  • Develop an even greater sense of Rock Chalk pride.

Volunteers must be able to work in the heat and humidity and be able to lift heavy items. We know you’ll want to welcome new Jayhawks with a friendly face and pleasant conversation! Here's what you'll do:

  • Attend a mandatory orientation on Wednesday, August 21.
  • Unload student vehicles.
  • Move belongings to students' rooms.
  • Direct parents and students to housing and campus resources.
  • Have fun and enjoy the day.


More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities