Admission Volunteer Network

Program Description

The William & Mary Admission Volunteer Network, formed in the early 1980s, is a joint program of the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the Alumni Association. The Admission Volunteer Network utilizes trained alumni representatives to interact with prospective students in a variety of ways:

  • Representing William & Mary at college fairs across the nation
  • Connecting with admitted students by making phone calls or sending hand written notes offering congratulations and answering questions
  • Serving as host for admitted student welcome receptions

Core Expectations

WMAVN Volunteers:

  • William & Mary Admission Volunteer Network members are asked to make a minimum commitment of one year.
  • Commit to attending and representing William & Mary at college fairs in your local area.
  • Complete post event feedback forms. This provides important information that will inform our continued attendance at various events.
  • Attend training either locally or on campus annually to refresh admission knowledge and review current university information.
  • Participate in congratulatory letter campaign and/or phone-a-thon.

WMAVN Program Administrators:

  • Provide up-to-date university Information
  • Supply materials needed for college fairs
  • Design and deliver annual training. This training will take one of many variations including but not limited to webinars, in person regional training, and in person training on campus.
  • Recruit and select new William & Mary Admission Volunteer Network members
  • Plan recognition events

Admission Volunteer Network Annual Cycle

June – September

  • Annual training sessions

September – November

  • Fall college fairs

March – April

  • Spring college fairs (staffed based on invitations received)


  • Congratulatory calls and letters to admitted students

May – July

  • Welcome receptions for enrolling students and families (dates and locations will vary)

Interested in Volunteering?

Valerie Wilkins, M.Ed. ‘08, Alumni Admission Associate