How Can You Help?

You have passion for the University of Dayton experience – and we want you to share that with our future students. Attending events, making phone calls, writing future Flyers and working directly with schools are just a few of the ways you can get involved.

Admission Receptions

The Office of Admission hosts many receptions across the country, typically in a hotel meeting room. A panel of representatives usually consisting of an admission counselor, financial aid counselor, faculty and current student travel to different cities to provide information that can help prospective students and parents become more familiar with the UD experience. Alumni can serve as a representative on the panel, assist with registration and share information about the local alumni chapter events.


As an alumni recruiter, you will represent the University of Dayton at a local high school that the Office of Admission staff cannot visit. During a high school visit, you will meet with prospective students and/or guidance counselors, deliver packets of information, contact with prospective students (congratulating them on acceptance/enrollment confirmation), and represent the University of Dayton at the high school's scholarship and award ceremony for seniors.

College Fairs/College Nights

These events allow prospective students and parents to meet with admission representatives from many colleges and collect information about those that they find interesting. Each college/university is assigned a table where a school representative stands to answer questions and pass out publications, as well as collect information cards for students who would like to be added to the college mailing list. Fairs usually last around two hours. As an alumnus/alumna, you will represent the University and speak with students and parents about admission and the UD experience. Please note due to number of alums in the area willing to help and fairs available, we may not be able to accommodate all volunteer requests.

Engineering Recruitment Events

Graduates of the School of Engineering are encouraged to share their experiences with prospective students during Explore Engineering, Engineering Career Awareness Day and area receptions.

Phone Calls and Letters

Relive your UD memories and positive experiences with prospective students through letters and phone calls to students in your local area.

Recruiting a Continued Diverse UD

The University of Dayton is always looking for ways to increase interest among underrepresented populations. African American, Hispanic and international alumni are encouraged to help us contact admitted students and share their UD experience and encourage them to make UD their home for four years. It involves communicating a personal account of what UD has meant to them through phone calls, letters or in-person meetings.

Teaching Future Flyers

If you are an alum who is also high school faculty or staff, you can help us identify prospective students who are academically qualified and a good fit for UD. We will send a recruiting packet that includes a pennant, poster, materials and information cards. If you choose to participate in this program, we ask that you announce University events in the area, refer interested students to fill out an information card to be put on our mailing list and continue a relationship with the students as they discover what UD is all about.