Office of Residence Life

Become a 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!

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 both of their assigned shifts; a morning shift and an afternoon shift
  • Student FROGS with on-campus living arrangements can move into their rooms early, FREE of charge!  Failure to attend one or both of the assigned volunteer shifts will cause early arrival fees to be assessed to the student's account.
  • All FROGs will work a total of 3 shifts over 3 days. Each FROG will be assigned to work a mixture of morning shift (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 the summer letter.

Student Application

Faculty/Staff Application

If you have questions in regards to the FROG program, please contact Colleen Flanigan at

Last Updated: 6/26/15