Office of Residence Life

Become a First Year Orientation Guide (FROG)

What is a FROG?

A UT student, faculty or staff member who volunteers as a First-Year Resident Orientation Guide at The University of Toledo to greet incoming residence hall students, help unload their cars, assist them as they move into their residence hall, answer questions, and provide a helping hand.

Why should YOU be a FROG?

You can really make a difference to students and their families.  Students and their guests continually express how appreciative they are to have dedicated UT faculty and staff greet and assist them as they arrive on campus.  It provides you the opportunity to meet new and returning students, talk to parents, and experience campus life outside of the office and classroom.  It is also a great way to show UT pride while being part of the move-in excitement! This opportunity is also a great way to be a part of the excitement on campus before classes start!

Students: move in early at no additional cost.  Students approved to FROG move in:

  • University Housing: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
  • Honors Academic Village: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 

FROG duties and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Greet and talk with new residents and their guests about the Residence Life and UT experience.
  • Direct traffic flow.
  • Assist with moving boxes and other items from vehicles into the residence halls.
  • Attend the mandatory FROG meeting (details will be provided upon selection).
  • FROGS must attend all of their assigned shifts.
  • Student FROGS with on-campus living arrangements can move into their rooms early, FREE of charge!  Failure to attend all assigned volunteer shifts will cause early arrival fees to be assessed to the student's account.
  • Each FROG will be assigned to work a mixture of morning shifts (8:30am-12:30pm) and afternoon (12:00pm-4:00pm) shifts.  The attempt will be made to have both shifts in the same residence hall.  Shift locations and times will be communicated to FROGS in an email over the summer.
  • Have fun and create a positive impact and Rocket impression on our residential students!

The Faculty/Staff FROG Application is now closed for Fall 2017 move in!  Thank you for assisting our new and returning on campus Rockets!

The Student FROG Application is now closed for Fall 2017 move in!  See you on campus soon.

If you have questions in regards to the FROG program, please contact Brad Menard (, Associate Director for Housing or Adam Bohland (, Assistant Director for Residential Marketing and Housing

Last Updated: 8/11/17