Since University Row is an all-volunteer event, it’s crucial that every participating alumni chapter pitch in and help. Volunteering for University Row is FUN and is an excellent way to network and meet new people.
Thank you in advance for helping make this event happen!
If you have any questions about the Row volunteer program, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Shana Ervin (Howard), our Alumni Affairs Committee Chair, will follow up with you as soon as she can.
University Row Volunteer Happy Hour!
If you want to meet some Row guests before Race Day (which can make Gold Cup a lot more fun), come to our Volunteer Happy Hour! This will take place on Thursday, April 27th, from 6:30pm-10pm at Madhatter (1319 Connecticut Ave NW). For more info about this event, or to RSVP, please check out the Facebook event.
This event has been known to close bars, and create stories afterward… It is not an event to be missed!
2017 University Row – selected Volunteer Duties
Day Of – Offsite Volunteering Opportunities
Arlington Registration & Pickup
Registration Volunteer—checks in all University Row guests at Whitlow’s on Wilson in Clarendon or Crystal
City Sports Pub in Crystal City; checks ID for age compliance; trouble shoots any ticketing issues;
answers any guest questions.
AM Bus Loader—Assists URSC Loading Manager in ensuring all buses are loaded to capacity, by
directing guests; assigns Bus Captains from available volunteer pool and provides materials for
captains. Reach loader is responsible for loading 2 buses before leaving Clarendon and must confirm
full capacity before departure.
AM Bus Captain —Welcomes guests to University Row by reminding them of policies, activities
and events of University Row (e.g. time slot for alumni chapter photo, Best Dressed Contest
timing) , responsible for assisting bus driver with navigating VA Gold Cup (e.g. displaying parking
pass, confirming with URSC Loading Manager when bus has parked, etc.)
DC Registration & Pickup
Registration Volunteer —checks in all University Row guests at MadHatter in Dupont or Union Pub
in Capitol Hill; checks ID for age compliance; trouble shoots any ticketing issues; answers any guest
questions and helps direct guests as needed
AM Bus Loader & Captain — Assists DC Manager in ensuring bus is loaded to capacity, by
directing guests; welcomes guests to University Row by reminding them of policies, activities and
events of University Row (e.g. time slot for alumni chapter photo, Best Dressed Contest timing)
PM Bus Loader & Captain —Assists URSC Loading Manager in ensuring bus is loaded to capacity,
by directing guests with appropriate color wristband; asks guests to assist in clean up and lost &
Day Of – Onsite Volunteering Opportunities
Onsite Registration — checks in all University Row guests at University Row; checks ID for age
compliance; trouble shoots any ticketing issues; answers any guest questions and helps direct guests.
Clean Up Crew — Helps the catering staff + URSC leadership in collecting any items
left behind at the Row to ensure they are returned to owner.
Best Dressed Handler — Assists the Best Dressed Chair & selection committee as needed.
Photographer Handler — Assists the photography team in getting the shots needed at the Row,
escorts photographer to each tent for school specific photos at specific times.
Games Volunteer — Helps to make sure that the Games/activities area stays under control; answers
any questions; works with games/activities sponsor as needed.
PM Lost & Found — Assists the catering staff & clean up crew to collect any left
behind items and turns them to Lost & Found in Ballston or to a URSC leadership member.