Residence Education


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DAWGS Crew is a team of 500+ student volunteers that help new residents move into our residential communities and welcome new Huskies to the University of Washington!  It’s a great way to get involved, meet new people, contribute to a new Husky’s experience, and join the excitement of move-in day!  As a member of DAWGS Crew, you get to move in EARLY (avoid those long lines and move-in day traffic) at no additional cost, receive a food credit, snacks during your shifts and a cool water bottle and t-shirt!


Our DAWGS Crew volunteers are residents who are returning to live on campus with us, and who are interested in helping new students move in to their new home.  DAWGS Crew is a critical part of the residential move-in and opening experience for new students and families.

Volunteers work two, four hour shifts, and are provided training to ensure their success.  Volunteers help with everything from loading/unloading, assisting with package delivery, pushing carts, operating elevators, and welcoming residents to their new home!


The DAWGs Crew Director is a compensated student staff position in HFS who coordinates the entire DAWGs Crew program, from recruitment and scheduling to choosing snacks for our volunteers!  The DAWGS Crew Director has been selected for this year, and they’ll be busy recruiting and preparing to create a great experience for our DAWGS Crew!  They work with all of the Volunteers and HFS staff to help facilitate the whole process.  They’ll work with you during training and will be moving through campus assisting with any issues that arise with the DAWGs Crew teams throughout the Move-In days.


The DAWGs Crew Supervisors are Alexa Forster, the HFS Residence Education Specialist for Leadership & Programming and Kira Newman, the Residence Education Specialist for Academic Initiatives. You’ll hear from them and the DAWGs Crew Director often throughout the summer.