As we welcome new students to campus, we need students like you to bring campus to life for our prospective families. Whether you’re giving a tour, interviewing prospective students, or hosting them in your residential college, YOU have the power to make a huge impact. 

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has many opportunities for you to directly shape our community and leave a legacy.

SAC (Student Admissions Committee)
volunteer opportunities

STL (Student Tour Leaders)

STL members are the student representatives of WashU for all of our visiting students and families.

Members of STL have an extremely important role in ensuring our visitors have a positive experience visiting campus! That campus visit often becomes a primary factor in a student’s decision to apply to – and eventually enroll in – a particular university. By giving tours, members of STL show our visitors around the campus, talk about their experience at WashU (everything from classes to student life), and answer questions about WashU student experiences.


  • All tour guides are assigned one tour time per week (approximately 1.5-2 hours) per week, depending on your class schedule. Guides can expect to give one tour per week.
  • All members are also expected to attend group meetings twice a month (for one hour each).
  • Special tours are available throughout the semester. You may sign up for them as your schedule permits.


  • Any WashU student can apply.
  • You should be comfortable presenting to both large and small groups and be willing to engage comfortably with diverse audiences.

How to Apply

Come see us at the Activities Fair on Friday, August 30th on Mudd Field!

Information sessions are held in early spring semester for interested students. If you miss them, don’t worry! Email if you have any questions about the application or interview processes.

CIT (Campus Interview Team)

Help the admissions office choose the next incoming first-year class!

Throughout the admissions process, many prospective students request an interview with a Washington University community member on campus. This is a chance for the Admissions Office to learn more about the student, but it also allows the student a chance to ask questions about the university.


  • Student interviewers should be available to interview 4-8 students per week during business hours. Each interview lasts 15-20 minutes. After each interview, students are required to submit a written interview report.
  • Student interviewers must dress appropriately (casual clothing that looks nice) when representing the university.
  • Student interviewers should have strong communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with both prospective students and their families and Admissions Officers.
  • Interviewers should be invested in helping ensure that all visiting students have a positive experience both in their interview and while on campus.


  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in good academic standing.
  • Must have at least 1-2 hours of time per week to commit to interviewing prospective students. (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)
  • Must be able to portray the university and all its divisions in a positive, professional, and informative manner.
  • Must be familiar with WashU’s array of academic and extracurricular activities.
  • Must be able to talk comfortably with persons from all different backgrounds.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively—both in writing and orally.
  • Must attend one meeting (approximately 1 hour) per semester for updates and developments.

How to Apply

Information about applying to be part of CIT will be available early in the fall semester.

After the application deadline, you will be contacted to schedule an interview with Admissions Officers. New members will be notified of their training date. This training is mandatory. Special arrangements may be made if necessary.

OWLs (Overnight Welcome Leaders)

OWLs play an integral role in the recruitment process. They help prospective students get a feel for the WashU community by introducing them to life in the residence halls. OWLs welcome visiting students in to their campus home overnight, show them around campus, and help convey what the student experience is like at WashU. Our visitors are able to ask questions and build relationships with current students who may one day be their classmates.


Any current WashU student who lives on campus.


  • A few evenings during the semester.
  • You can indicate on the registration form the nights you are able to host visiting students.

How to Apply

  • Attend an OWL Training session, offered multiple times each semester. Dates will be announced at the beginning of the fall semester.
  • Submit the OWL Registration Form for Fall 2019.
Bear Lunch Bunch

Help the Admissions Office recruit the next generation of WashU students while getting a free lunch! Meet prospective students and answer questions over lunch. Bear Lunch Bunch (BLB) is an opportunity for visiting students to eat lunch with current students, ask questions, and receive an introduction to life at WashU.

You will be paired with visiting students and you will have an hour to go to any dining hall on campus to grab a meal and you’ll receive an $10 meal card for each lunch.


Any current WashU student. Email Tori Neason or Kendall Spina for information.


One hour on assigned days.

Other ways to get involved

Summer Internship Program

Work in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions over the summer as a paid intern.

The Summer Internship Program in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides a paid professional experience for Washington University students to assist with daily campus visits and gain exposure to the various functions of admissions at a highly selective institution. The internship provides a mix of core responsibilities with campus visitors and project work with specific teams within the office.


Core responsibilities include:

  • Leading campus tours
  • Interviewing prospective students
  • Event support for special visit days
  • Assisting with office work as needed

Team responsibilities:

  • After rotating through each team to gain preliminary insight, interns will be paired with one team for project-based work
  • Available team pairings include: Recruitment, Access & Inclusion, Visit Experience, Financial Aid, Marketing/Communications, Administration/Systems, Research/Data Analysis
  • Interviewing prospective students
  • Interns will spend 8 weeks with a specific team gaining insight into daily operations & completing at least one long-term project


  • WashU Class of 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023 with any academic background
  • Good academic & judicial standing with the university
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm about the university and what it offers prospective students
  • Interest in exploring higher education as a potential career field

How to Apply

The application will open in Spring 2020. Applications include:

  • Resume, including major(s)/minor(s), cumulative GPA, and relevant skills/experience
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for two references either professional or academic (one must be a member of the WashU community)