Arrival Survival
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Arrival Survival Team

The Arrival Survival Team (AST) is looking for student leaders willing to help students during the Fall opening. Being an AST member is an enjoyable, engaging, and rewarding experience that looks great on your resume.

Our team members are positive role models willing to be friendly and lend a helping hand during Fall Move-in. Team members work the two main days of opening, acting as a resource for new-to-housing students and their families. In return, you'll get to move in early, get free stuff, gain leadership experience, and get the first chance to meet your new neighbors!

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During the month of July
Summer update newsletter and check-in.

During the first 2 weeks of August
Final update newsletter and move-in details released.

Tuesday, August 24
Move-in for all volunteers: Team Leads, and Members. Team Lead Training.

Wednesday, August 25
Training for Volunteers.

Thursday and Friday, August 26-27
Fall Move-In days.

Benefits Include
  • Resume booster: Gain valuable leadership experience through intentional training and service.
  • Welcome new Terps and their families to the housing community.
  • Meet new people and make friends before the start of classes.
  • Move-in early - beat the rush!
  • Breakfast and lunch on move-in days.
  • T-shirts and other prizes.


The AST application is for both general volunteers and students interested in potentially leading a volunteer team.

The application will accept submissions on a rolling basis. After completion, please allow several business days to process your application. Notifications of receipt and next steps will be sent out after review.

Volunteer & Team Lead Application

For More Information

If you have any questions about the Arrival Survival Team, please contact us by email at or by phone at (301) 314-4255.