Unpack The Pride is the kick-off event to Pride Week at University of North Alabama. We invite individuals and organizations from the Shoals and UNA to help us welcome the Class of 2019 and our returning students as they arrive on-campus and move into the residence halls. Volunteers are encouraged to bring smiles, muscles, and PURPLE PRIDE to ensure this event serves as a great beginning to the year!


We welcome UNA students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and organizations. We also look forward to seeing individuals and organizations from the Shoals at move-in!


Volunteers may assist with unloading cars, carrying items, traffic flow, or wherever most needed!


We have three shifts available for volunteers. You are welcome to volunteer for more than one shift, but we appreciate you staying the full length of the shift you commit to. Volunteers are invited to donate water, gatorade, etc. for students and their families, but grills are not permitted. You may indicate this interest on your registration form. 

Freshman Move-In: Friday, August 14th: 

  • 9am-11:30pm
  • 12:30pm-3pm

Upperclassmen Move-In: Saturday, August 15th

  • 10am-2pm


We request that volunteers park in the UNA parking deck to allow space for students and their families. Check-in will begin one hour prior to each shift at the volunteer table located behind Rice Hall and the volunteer placement/assignment meeting will occur thirty minutes prior to the chosen shift. Volunteers will then be directed to their assigned locations. 

Register Here...

Volunteers will be accepted through Thursday, August 13th at 4pm. 

Volunteers registering before Monday, August 3rd will receive an Unpack The Pride T-Shirt. 

Individuals wanting to register for Unpack the Pride should click HERE.

Organizations/Groups/Departments wanting to register for Unpack the Pride should click HERE.



Please contact:

Jennifer Sutton, Assistant Director for Success Initiatives

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