Scarlet Squad

For over 20 years, the Boston University Scarlet Squad has welcomed new students to campus. The Scarlet Squad is a group of red-shirted upperclassmen who greet first-year students, assist them as they move into our residence halls, and promote sustainable practices during move-in. Participating in the Scarlet Squad is a terrific way to meet new people and give back to the Boston University community!

Volunteer Information

Each Scarlet Squad member is asked to commit to at least three 3-hour shifts during Early Move-in (Session A) and/or three 3-hour shifts during Official Move-in Weekend (Session B). There will be a mandatory training session for all Session A volunteers on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, and for all Session B volunteers on Friday, September 2, 2016 (Session B training is not necessary if the volunteer has attended the Session A training). Volunteers will be contacted over the summer with specific details regarding their assignments once the schedule is finalized.

In return for their time, all Scarlet Squad volunteers will:

  • get the opportunity to meet and welcome new and returning BU students
  • be able to move in early to their fall residence assignments
  • receive meals before the dining halls open for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • receive an exclusive Scarlet Squad 2016 t-shirt
  • support recycling efforts within their residential community
  • promote Residence Hall Association (RHA) efforts that include quality of life endeavors and programming within residence halls
  • receive an invitation to attend an exclusive dessert reception for all Scarlet Squad members during the first week of the fall semester
  • have a great opportunity to recruit new members for their student organizations

To apply, simply complete the application below and click “submit.”  And always feel free to contact Residential Education at resed@bu.edu or 617-353-3540 for more information.

The Scarlet Squad Application is currently closed.