Student Organizations

  • Join the Husky Ambassadors!

    Overview of the Role:

    Husky Ambassadors are student volunteers for our Husky-for-a-Day Program, which allows prospective students to shadow current UConn students. Ambassadors go about their day as normal in order to show prospective students what it is like being a student at UConn – the prospective students experience college academics, student organizations, and the resources that UConn has to offer by seeing it all firsthand.

    Husky Ambassadors also assist with some of the larger recruitment events that happen throughout the year, such as our Open House Days and large-venue Saturday tours. You would serve as way-finders and greeters during these events, ensuring that they run smoothly and that guests have the best possible experience at UConn. 

    Ambassadors can choose which events they would like to participate in, and scheduling is incredibly flexible. You can choose to volunteer for a single event or multiple; any involvement is appreciated! If you are part of an organization that requires volunteer hours, we do provide documentation for those students who choose to host a shadow, help out during our large-venue events, or work our Open House days. 

    In order to be considered an active volunteer, we ask you to volunteer for  4-5 events a semester. Active volunteers are eligible to receive incentives as a “thank you” for their hard work. This program is also a great stepping stone for students interested in a paid position (tour guide/VIP/Husky Insider) within the Office of Admissions or the Lodewick Visitors Center in the future!

     

    Getting Started

    If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about the program, please attend one of our Fall 2022 Training Sessions (listed below). These sessions only need to be completed once and will give you all of the information you need to volunteer for any of the Husky-for-a-Day events throughout the year. No RSVP is required, just attend whichever training best fits your schedule!

     

    HUSKY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM FALL 2022 TRAINING SESSIONS:

      • Monday, September 19 at 8:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 20 at 6:00 PM 
      • Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM
      • Monday, September 26 at 8:00 PM 
      • Tuesday, September 27 at 6:00 PM 
      • Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 PM
      • Friday, September 30 at 4:30 PM
      • Monday, October 3 at 7:30 PM
      • Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 PM
      • Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 PM
      • Monday, October 10 at 7:30 PM
      • Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 PM 
      • Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 PM
      • Friday, October 14 at 4:30 PM
      • Sunday, October 16 at 2:30 PM

     

    All of the training sessions will be held in the Presentation Room of the Lodewick Visitors Center (115 North Eagleville Rd. – Next to Ted’s and across from Gant/Northwest). The intake/availability form will be made available to you once you attend a training session – this will be how you formally join the program.

     

    Recruitment

    We are looking for as many more volunteers as we can get and are actively recruiting from the student population as much as possible. If you know someone who may be interested, please direct them to the interest form.

    For more information, contact: Maeve Collins at hap@uconn.edu

If you have any questions, please contact Honors Programming and Events at 860-486-1616.