Student Ambassadors are current U-M students who volunteer approximately 25 hours throughout the year to help with student recruiting efforts in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. They serve as a crucial point of contact for prospective students through email, phone calls, and various outreach events.

When you become an Ambassador, you help to shape next year’s class of Wolverines. The role is not only an important and unique responsibility, but also a way to meet new friends, make an impact on prospective students, and add valuable leadership experience to your resume. If that’s not enough, we periodically recognize our top Ambassadors with prizes and other honors. Not to mention, most of our events include free food!

Take a look at our upcoming events (below) and consider committing to volunteering as many hours as possible. We also have monthly meetings.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the Student Ambassadors program. We look forward to meeting you!

For more information contact:

Kyle Manley
studentambassadors-ua@umich.edu
Admissions Counselor

Luis Orozco
Student Coordinator, U-M Class of '20

For more information, attend one of our informational sessions.

Welcome back to campus at Festifall and Northfest - September
Start off the new school year by learning about the Student Ambassadors program at U-M's annual fall festivals. We'll have a table at Northfest, on Monday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on North Campus, and at Festifall on Friday, Sept. 6, from 2-6 p.m. on North Ingalls Mall.

Ambassadors Pizza Party Info Sessions - September
Attend one of two Pizza Party Info Sessions hosted by Student Ambassadors to learn more about our program. The sessions are scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the Maize and Blue Auditorium in the Student Activities Building. Come learn about Student Ambassador events, socials, and how you can help recruit for the Maize and Blue!

Monthly Meetings - September - March
These meetings cover upcoming events, review recruitment strategies, and provide training on leadership, campus resources, and ways to be an effective ambassador. Snacks are always provided, and we love to give away Michigan swag!

Social Events - September - April
Get to know your fellow Ambassadors through various social events. Past events include visiting an apple orchard, ice skating, and playing trivia. We also host parties each semester to thank you for your hard work!

Prospective Student Call-Outs - September and October
Chat over the phone with prospective U-M students about housing, student life, class sizes, programs, research, majors, internships, and organizations. This is a great opportunity to hone your recruitment skills and practice talking with students and parents. Dinner is included during a brief training session before the calls begin.

Slice of Life - Sept. 25, Oct. 8, and Oct. 17
Let a high school student shadow you for the day as you attend classes, meet friends, go to work, head back to your residence hall, or simply hang out on campus. Arrive at the Student Activities Building for a free breakfast and get matched with your student.

Home for the Holidays - Academic Breaks
Visit your former high school and discuss your experience as a Wolverine! We have a presentation you can alter to fit your personal experiences. You get to control this event and set up a time that works for you.

Project Reach One - February - April
Connect with admitted students via email. We'll match you and these students based on majors and other similarities so you can help them make a decision about attending U-M. This is a great way to talk with students on your own time.

Admitted Student Call-Outs - February and March
Talk over the phone with newly admitted students and their parents about what makes Michigan special! Dinner is included during a brief training session before the calls begin.

Big 3 Weekend - April
Three of our biggest programs for admitted students intersect this weekend, and we need plenty of volunteers on hand. Participate on a student panel, lead a scavenger hunt, or just talk with our visiting students. We need you!

Overnight Hosting - April (Big 3 Weekend)
Host an admitted student in your residence hall room overnight as part of our Spring Welcome Day program. Introduce them to student housing, take them around town on a Friday night, and give them a glimpse into college life. A Saturday breakfast with your hosted student at the Michigan Union is also part of the program. If you live on campus in university housing, hosting is a requirement for Ambassadors.