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Photo of 5 DAWGS Crew volunteers standing with move-in carts in front of Elm Hall.
Five DAWGS Crew volunteers standing with move-in carts behind Elm Hall.


When Is DAWGS Crew?

Move-in & DAWGS Crew volunteering will occur from Tuesday, September 20 – Friday, September 23, 2022.

What is DAWGS Crew?

DAWGS Crew is a team of 500+ student volunteers composed of returning residents 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!  DAWGS Crew is a critical part of the residential move-in and opening experience for new students and families.

Volunteers will likely be asked to work for approximately 12 hours over the 4 move-in days, and are provided training to ensure their success.  See list of responsibilities above.  DAWGS Crew volunteers will get to move in early (free of charge, on Sunday, September 18), and receive a pre-loaded dining card with $30 as a thank you for volunteering.  Students who volunteer for package crew (capped at 70 volunteers) and/or Early Fall Start (capped at 50 volunteers), will get to move in on Saturday, September 17 (free of charge). Package crew volunteers will receive $50 in dining funds and EFS volunteers will receive $40 in dining funds.

Who leads DAWGS Crew?

DAWGS Crew is led by a compensated student staff position in HFS who coordinates the entire DAWGS Crew program, from recruitment and scheduling to making welcome folders for our volunteers!  The DAWGS Crew Director for Summer 2022 is Elizabeth Li ( and she’ll be busy recruiting and preparing to create a great experience for our DAWGS Crew!  She work with all of the Volunteers and HFS staff to help facilitate the whole process.  She’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 ( and Raquel Escalera ( You’ll hear from them and the DAWGs Crew Director often throughout the summer.