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For Current Students

Ambassadors volunteers are critical factor to recruiting of African American students.

Volunteer programs and opportunities to collaborate with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are listed below. To get involved, please email

Volunteer opportunities include:

Why NU?

This is a daytime visit to the campus, allowing local high school students to hear about the university from current Wildcats. It takes place every Fall Quarter and takes high school students through many of the activities included in general campus tours.


Students call prospective students during Fall Quarter and admitted students during Spring Quarter. These friendly phone calls serve to answer questions students may have about Northwestern, student life, and the college application process, as well as to inspire students to enroll.

Quarterly Newsletter

Ambassadors' newsletter gives prospective students a glimpse at student life at NU, while answering questions about the admissions process. Articles are written by our Ambassadors volunteers and a new issue is sent out to prospective students each quarter

Penpal Program

Current students are matched with students interested in NU to carry out regular correspondence. This is another opportunity to provide firsthand information about life at NU, as well as to answer any questions the prospective students may have.

High School Return Program

Current NU students return to their high schools during academic breaks in order to speak with prospective students about NU. This year, the program will take place over Winter and Spring Break. Our volunteers share firsthand accounts about life at Northwestern that cannot be conveyed through the literature provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Wildcat Days (April)

Our annual fly-in program allows admitted students to experience the campus from a current student's perspective. While on campus, prospective students are matched with a current student who shows them around campus, attends scheduled events with them, and shares their room for the duration of Wildcat Days. This is the last major recruitment effort before prospective students make their final admissions decisions.

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