Minute Movers

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The Minute Mover application will be available from April 8 – July 31, 2024.
Note: Incoming first-year students are not eligible to participate as Minute Movers during the Move-In process.

What is a Minute Mover?

Minute Movers are student volunteers who are part of the Fall Move-In Team. You will help move students into the residence halls from August 28–30, 2024. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Welcome People – Greet students and families as they arrive and help welcome them to our campus! 
  • Assist with Moving – Support students in physically unloading belongings from vehicles and carry them to student rooms 
  • Provide Resources – Act as a resource for information about student life and living at UMass Amherst. 
  • Become A Leader – Serve as a role model for other students. 
  • Share UMass Pride – Have fun and show your school spirit!

What am I committing to as Minute Mover?

As a Minute Mover, you will:

  • Move In – Move into your fall room assignment early on Monday, August 26, 2024.
  • Training – Participate in a mandatory team training on Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at approximately 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon.
  • Shifts – Work three (3) shifts for up to 12 hours in total from August 28–30, 2024 throughout Fall Move-In.

What can I expect from the Minute Mover experience?

As compensation for attending Minute Mover training and completing scheduled shifts you will receive:

  • Early Move-In – Early arrival on Monday, August 26, 2024 to beat the traffic.
  • FREE Move-In – Waiver of early arrival move-in fee.
  • FREE Meals – 5 days of Dining Commons meals from August 26–30, 2024.
  • $250 Scholarship – Receive a one-time stipend scholarship valued at $250.00**.
  • FREE T-shirt – A Minute Mover t-shirt that you will wear during your shifts.
  • Positive Impact – The opportunity to make a positive impact on the Move-In experience!

**This scholarship award will be distributed to the student's Bursar account and pay any balance due on their account. A refund will be issued to the student only, if their balance for fall is paid in full and after any payment plan payments are completed for the fall semester.

Failure to meet the expectations and responsibilities of the Minute Mover role will result in assessment of early arrival fees and fees associated with meals used prior to student meal plans being activated.


Questions? Contact mmovers@sacl.umass.edu.

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