Welcome Week Assistant

Welcome Week Assistants are a team of volunteers who help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment during Welcome Week. Welcome Week focuses on providing a quality transitional experience for new students and helps new students prepare for their life at the U of M through planning, exploring campus, building community, and participating in campus traditions. All undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to be Welcome Week Assistants, even if they haven't lived or taken classes on campus. We will provide you with all the necessary training to help lead new students.

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  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for new first-year students
  • Comfortable with in-person responsibilities during Welcome Week 
  • Promote participation in Welcome Week activities
  • Supports new student move-in


WWA Outcomes

  • Practice inclusive communication and facilitation strategies for building connections and community.
  • Increase awareness of the unique transition needs of students from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences
  • Explore new knowledge about the University campus, community, and resources.

WWA Benefits

  • Flexible schedule with minimal commitment if desired
  • Make connections with other student leaders on campus
  • Receive training on topics such as campus resources and inclusion
  • Parking during August training and program for leaders traveling greater than one (1) mile to campus
  • Support the incoming Class of 2028 and Transfer Students as they transition to the University

Position Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher
  • Enrolled full time (13 credits) as an undergraduate student through Fall 2024 semester
  • Good judicial standing with Office of Community Standards and Housing & Residential Life
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work independently, think critically and be adaptable to situations

Important Dates

Spring and Summer 2024 dates to remember

Spring 2024

  • Wednesday, March 22  Welcome Week Assistant Application Opens

Summer 2024

  • Attend 2 hour training session on Aug 23 or 26 (you choose)
  • Wednesday, August 28 - Monday, September 2 (varying hours daily)   Welcome Week


Welcome Week Assistant Application is open.

Contact [email protected] with any questions you may have.