Student Recruiting Calendar

If you are interested in recruiting the best and brightest students in your area to attend the UA; but are unsure of the time commitments and activities involved, review the calendar below.

August-September:

  • Review the Alumni Student Recruitment Handbook to refresh knowledge of admissions guidelines, policies, procedures, etc.
  • Deliver the materials sent to you by the UA Office of Admissions to your adopted school(s).  Meet with a counselor, if possible.
  • Compose a welcome letter to be delivered along with the materials to your adopted school(s).  Letter should contain a brief introduction, your contact information, etc.
  • Be prepared to assist with local college fairs (if contacted by the UA admissions staff).  Arrange to give a brief presentation to the students at your adopted school(s).

October-December:

  • Be prepared to field calls/questions from prospective students.  Encourage them to apply to UA as soon as possible.
  • Receive several rosters of admitted students from your adopted school(s). Be prepared to make congratulatory calls, send emails, etc.
  • Encourage those admitted students to enroll at UA, apply for housing, etc.

January-March:

  • Continue to be prepared to field calls/questions from prospective students.  If students have yet to apply, stress the need to do so as soon as possible.
  • Continue to receive rosters of admitted students from your adopted school(s).  Continue to make congratulatory call, send emails, etc.
  • During congratulatory calls, stress the importance that admitted students submit their housing applications prior to the March 1st guaranteed housing deadline.

April-May:

  • Continue to field calls/questions from prospective students.  If students have yet to apply, inform them of how late it is in the process, and vehemently stress the need to apply as soon as possible.
  • Continue to receive rosters of admitted students from your adopted school(s).  Continue to make congratulatory call, send emails, etc.
  • Reference Residence Life's web page to check housing availability.  If housing is still available, stress to admitted students that it is not too late to apply for a spot, even though March 1st has passed.
  • Offer to meet with admitted students/parents to speak with them about your UA experience and what it meant to you.  This helps turn admitted students into enrolled students!
  • *The main goal of April and May is turning admitted students into enrolled students*

June-August:

  • Maintain contact with your enrolled students to answer any questions he/she might have about orientation, traveling to campus, where to eat, etc.
  • Attend Summer Send Offs through your local alumni associations. http://uanews.org/node/40162
  • If you have the ability, meet with your enrolled students before they head to Tucson for the semester to reassure them that UA is the right place.
  • Prepare for next year: ensure that all of your UA and adopted school(s) contact information is current.