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Hokie Helpers


The need for Hokie Helpers is greater than ever. With approximately 10,000 students expected on campus this fall, we’re putting out a call for Hokie Helpers near and far!

Our students and their families will begin arriving on campus August 14 , and they will need smiling faces ready to greet and assist them once they show up. You’ll get to experience the joy of welcoming a student to campus, and you’ll make the move-in experience one that our Hokies will never forget.

What does a Hokie Helper do?

Hokie Helpers provide a warm Hokie welcome, a move-in map with directions on how to get to a student's building, and a sanitized moving cart! Additional tasks that Hokie Helpers may be needed to assist with include:

  • Directing traffic in the parking lot.
  • Collection/disposal of recycling/trash.
  • Clearing parking lots between time slots.

When are Hokie Helpers needed?

Hokie Helper shifts for 2021 will be daily August 14-22, 2021 at the following times:

  • 7:30 - 10:30am
  • 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • 1:30 - 4:30pm
  • 4:30 - 7:30pm

Will I be moving students’ items?

No, Hokie Helpers are no longer allowed to assist with moving student items.

Will I receive training prior to my shift?

Yes! Training will be provided virtually to all volunteers in advance of move-in day.

Will I receive a Hokie Helper shirt?

No. Unfortunately, this year we will not be handing out our traditional blue Hokie Helper shirts. Instead, we ask that you show up in your favorite Hokie gear!

How do I register myself?

Register here!

How do I register a group?

This year, you may only register as an individual. With so many moving pieces, group registration would prove too difficult. If you would like to work with a friend or co-worker, we will try our best to make those arrangements for you. Please contact us at to provide us with the name of the individual you would like to work with.

Questions? Email us at