Volunteer for Goon Squad

What is Goon Squad?
The Goon Squad is one of the oldest traditions on the Syracuse campus. Since 1944, Goons have been one of the first faces new students see on campus. They welcome first-year and transfer students and their families by helping with move-in.

When does the Goon Squad help with move-in?

  • Tuesday, August 20; Wednesday, August 21; and Thursday, August 22
  • Shifts (at most residence halls):
    8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    12 – 3 p.m.
    2 – 5 p.m.

Why should you sign up?

  • Move in early on Monday, August 19!
  • Student orgs with 4 or more members volunteering as Goons can have a table at the Orange Blast Org Fair for FREE! It’s a great way to recruit more members!
  • The student organization with the most individual members volunteer will WIN a catered pizza party for up to 50 members!
  • The individual students who volunteer multiple times will be entered into a raffle to win FREE coffee or lunch at Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center, a Spirit Pack from the Bookstore, and more! The more shifts you attend, the more entries you’ll have!
  • Be part of a long-standing tradition at Syracuse and help new student move in!

How do I sign up?

  • Complete the registration form!
  • Attend a mandatory training session on Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m.

Written by Ankita Varman ’19, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications