Purple Posse

Purple Posse members posing for a photo

Overview of Position

Each spring Residential Services selects about 100 student volunteers to assist new students and their families during Wildcat Welcome move-in day. As a Purple Posse volunteer you will show residents and their families that you care! It is also a great way to promote the name of your favorite student group. To learn more about this opportunity, read the information below.

Selection Criteria

Qualified candidates must be able to:

  • Lift and carry heavy items
  • Attend the mandatory Purple Posse Orientation meeting (Dates and times TBD)
  • Move into on-campus housing on Sunday, September 14 from 1-4 pm and attend a training program on Sunday, September 14 6-8:30 pm; and work several shifts on new student move-in day (Monday, Sept. 15)
  • Must be in good conduct standing with Northwestern University

Participation incentives

Volunteers will be permitted early admission into their University residence on the day before New Student Move-In. (Note, students living in fraternity or sorority houses will have to get permission from the designated chapter authorities to move-in early). All volunteers will receive a complimentary Purple Posse t-shirt.


Access the Purple Posse 2014 application.

The deadline to submit an application is May 25, 2014.


Please email purpleposse@northwestern.edu.