The following activities are all ways in which alumni can be involved in the admission process. You’ll notice that activities are grouped according to time commitment with Small Bites being the least time consuming to Large Bites being more time consuming.
Recommend a Future K Student
Ensure that a student you know is receiving information about applying to and visiting K. Simply submit this short recommendation form.
Alumni Educators Project
Do you work in a high school as a teacher, counselor, coach, or administrator? Did you know that you are a primary source of information for students engaged in the college search process? We would love to connect with you by sending you some K SWAG to display in your classroom, providing you with materials relevant to the admission process, and by connecting with you (AND your students) while we are on the road.
Congratulatory Note Cards
Despite living in the digital age, sometimes getting something as old fashioned as a note in the mail is exactly what students want. In January and April, we will send volunteers a stack of note cards and stamped envelopes in which you can write a very short note of congratulations to a list of admitted students. These small personal touches can make a big difference.
Alumni Calls and Emails
A simple call or email from an alum can make a big impression on a prospective student. Several times throughout the year we ask AAV members to reach out to a short list of prospective students. We also advertise to prospective students the opportunity to connect via phone/email with alums throughout the year.
Check out our Admission Blog! This blog is designed to engage prospective students with the K experience by sharing stories written mostly by current students (with a few written by the Admission staff about official admission business). We would love to feature a few blog posts written by alumni that would showcase how your K experience prepared you for life after graduation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Coffee with a K Grad
Developing personal relationships with students and their families is an integral part of the admission process at Kalamazoo College. Unfortunately, not all students and families are able to visit the campus. Going to Coffee with a K Grad provides an opportunity for prospective students to form a connection with the College without traveling all the way to Kalamazoo.
Admitted Student (Yield) Events
Sit on an alumni panel at one of our admitted student celebrations either on or off campus. Admitted students and their families find it especially helpful to connect with alums to learn about the outcomes of a K education. If you are interested in discussing the possibility of hosting a celebration, please email email@example.com.
Represent Kalamazoo College at a college fair hosted in your area. OR – join a member of the Admission staff at a college fair in your area. The time commitment is minimal — just a couple hours one evening! We’ll ship you a box of materials, and you just have to show up at the fair and share your K experience with prospective students.