Become a Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteer!

Congratulations, you will soon be a Wesleyan alum! As your post-graduation plans shape up, I want to invite you to join the Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteers program (WAAV). WAAV activities include conducting interviews with prospective students, representing Wesleyan at local college fairs, attending admission receptions, and acting as a local contact for interested prospective students and their families. I can think of no better way to keep your positive memories of Wesleyan alive than by contributing to the next generation of Wesleyan students!

The primary activities for WAAV are representing Wesleyan at college fairs around the country and abroad and conducting interviews with prospective students. For the alumni interview process, prospective students request an alumni interview via our website. Each WAAV member has an alumni portal where they can view any students who have requested interviews, as well as keep track of those interviews you have “claimed” and completed. The two parties decide on the meeting place and time, and then engage in a conversation that typically lasts around 30-40 minutes. Once the interview is completed, the WAAV goes to their portal and submits an evaluation for that interviewee. Alumni support in the admission process is a critical component in our efforts to attract the strongest candidates from across the country and abroad.

Not sure where you will be permanently next year? Just sign up now and easily update your address once you are settled. We look forward to adding members of the Class of 2018 to our community of nearly 700 active admission volunteers! This is a great way to give back to Wesleyan that doesn’t cost you anything but enthusiasm and time.

If you would like to become a WAAV member, please complete the sign up form at:

If you have any questions, please visit our WAAV Website or contact me at or Karen O’Leary (WAAV Assistant) at

Again, congratulations on your upcoming graduation and I wish you all the best in the next phase of your life!

Warmly, Kate

Kate Applegate, Assistant Dean of Admission