Alumni / Admission Volunteer
“…We should tell prospective students this: “Your success is our utmost concern. Every feature of the Ursinus program is devoted to that end. If you embrace the rigor and challenge of an Ursinus education, and choose to join our community, you will develop the qualities of intellect and character necessary to live a satisfying, successful, and useful life.”
Ursinus alumni and parent volunteers will assist the Office of Admission to recruit and educate high-level high school students on the benefits of an Ursinus College education. Volunteers will help with a variety of opportunities and will make a large impact on a prospective and/or admitted student’s college selection process. Volunteers can expect a 5-10 hour time commitment per academic year.
v Attend local college fairs in their area
v Call admitted and/or prospective students
v Email or send letters to admitted and/or prospective students
v Meet and Greet admitted and/or prospective students in their area or on campus
Attend a local fair*
Alumni volunteers will represent Ursinus College at local college fairs in their area. Volunteers will answer prospective student’s questions, distribute admission materials, and share their own Ursinus College experiences. College fairs are usually held Monday-Thursday evenings and last approximately 2 hours. Alumni can expect to do 1-2 college fairs per academic year.
Volunteers will make phone calls to prospective students to answer questions, share experiences, and inform students on admission deadlines and events. Volunteers may also be asked to call admitted students in their areas to congratulate them on their acceptance and provide resources to help the students make final decisions. Phone calls will be made at the volunteers convenience based on timelines given by the Office of Admission.
Volunteers will be asked to write prospective students to answer questions, provide resources, and share their own Ursinus experiences. Email/letters may be based on academic interest, location, and/or career interests. Letters will be sent at the volunteers convenience based on timelines given by the Office of Admission.
Meet and Greet
Volunteers will be asked to meet with a prospective and/or admitted student in their area. Volunteers will coordinate a location in the area such as a café, high school, or small restaurant to share information about Ursinus, congratulate them (if accepted), and share their own Ursinus experiences. “Meetings” will be made at the volunteer and students convenience based on timelines given by the office of Admission.
Learn more about our Admission process and office by visiting our website at www.ursinus.edu/admission. Please also follow and like us on Twitter and Facebook.
This is a new program for Ursinus College and we greatly appreciate patience and feedback as we continue to grow this program. Once we have a list of volunteers in place, volunteers will be notified and given training materials, guidelines, and further instruction. Please contact Alyssa Daloisio ’10, Assistant Director of Admission if you have any questions or concerns. (email: email@example.com phone: 610-409-3200)