UA Little Rock Move-In Day set for Aug. 15

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be abuzz with activity on Thursday, Aug. 15, as excited students and their families arrive on campus for Move-In Day.

UA Little Rock is looking for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community volunteers to assist students and their families who will be moving in from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers are invaluable to the Move-In Day experience by welcoming new students and their families to campus, unloading cars, controlling traffic, serving as guides, and preparing lunch and refreshments.

“The first day of move-in is always full of excitement and anxiety for new students,” said Patti Light, director of campus living. “Volunteers help give a personal touch to settling in on campus. We will have hundreds of students and guests on Aug. 15, looking to make UA Little Rock connections. We really need those helpful hands and faces to make those connections.”

Check-in for students with last names A-L will be from 8 a.m. to noon while students with last names M-Z can check in between 1-5 p.m. Students can learn about what to bring and what not bring to college at this website.

Check-in locations include the first-floor lobbies of West Hall and East Hall, the Commons Theater for North Hall and South Hall, and the University Village Clubhouse.

A cookout will take place outside the University Commons building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a farewell reception from 3-5 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. The Office of Campus Living will host a cooling station with snow cones, water, and Gatorade from 11:30-3 p.m. 

In the Student Commons building, a one-stop shop will be set up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., where students can register their vehicle and request a mailbox. New students are encouraged to meet their neighbors and resident assistants during a floor meeting taking place on every floor of the residence halls from 7-8 p.m.

To sign up to volunteer, fill out the move-in day online form.

Campus police will direct traffic. All trailers and U-hauls must be parked in parking lot 15, not in the residence hall parking lots. Only vehicles may be unloaded in the residence hall parking lots. 

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Living at 501-661-1743 or

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