Alumni Admission Network

Program Description

The Alumni Admission Network, formed in the early 1980s, is a joint program of the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the Alumni Association. The Alumni Admission 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

AAN Volunteers:

  • Alumni Admission 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 College information.
  • Participate in congratulatory letter campaign and/or phone-a-thon.

AAN Program Administrators:

  • Provide up to date College 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 Alumni Admission Network members
  • Plan recognition events

Alumni Admission 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 joining the Alumni Admissions Network?

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