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 (OUA). They serve as a crucial point of contact for prospective students through email, phone calls, and various in-person and virtual 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!
For more information, attend one of our upcoming informational sessions.
Welcome back to campus at Festifall and Northfest (August-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 Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 5-8 p.m. on North Campus, and at Festifall on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 2, from 5-8 p.m. on North Ingalls Mall.
Student Ambassador Information Session (September)
Attend one of two Information Sessions hosted by Student Ambassadors to learn more about our program. The sessions are scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 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!
Apply to Become an Ambassador
The application is due Monday, Sept. 13.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the Student Ambassadors program. We look forward to meeting you!
Jenna McCormick, Recruitment Coordinator
Take a look at our upcoming events and consider committing to volunteering as many hours as possible.
Monthly Meetings (September - April)
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 (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.
Home for the Holidays (Semester 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.
Admitted Student Call-Outs (February - April)
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!
Big 3 Weekend Overnight Hosting (April)
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.