Welcome to the DePaul University Scholar Volunteer Homepage!


On behalf of the Office of Undergraduate Admission, welcome to DePaul University, and congratulations on being the recipient of a DePaul Presidential Scholarship! My name is Damian, and I am the Scholarship Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. I will be working to ensure that all Scholar Volunteers fulfill the service requirement of assisting the Office of Undergraduate Admission with one recruitment event for the academic year.

The majority of my correspondence with you will be via e-mail, so it is very important that you submit your most frequently used e-mail address in order to receive updates in a timely manner. If your e-mail provider has an automatic filter that files e-mails into a “spam” folder, make sure to add scholarship@depaul.edu and dwille@depaul.edu​ to your list of contacts to ensure you receive important updates.

Below is the link to an online registration form in which you will sign up for a Scholar Volunteer Welcome Session; you will indicate which session you would most like to attend by ranking the meeting dates/times in numerical order. Please note: attending a Welcome Session is required of all Scholar Volunteers.

There will not be any alternative or make-up session times except in case of emergency or extenuating circumstances. In that case, you will need to make an appointment to see me one-on-one during my office hours.

If you have already registered for a Welcome Session, please do not register again.

Click here to register for a Welcome Session.

Below are the descriptions and dates/times of the events you will be able to choose from to fulfill your service requirement. If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Office at scholarship@depaul.edu.

Thank you for your time; I look forward to meeting all of you at the Welcome Sessions!

Best,

Damian Wille
Scholarship Coordinator
Office of Undergraduate Admission
2400 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614


Description of Events and Activities:


Fall Visit Days (Saturday, October 11, 2014 and Saturday, November 1, 2014):

These events give prospective students and their families an introductory look at DePaul University.

Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, direct visitors to appropriate sessions, and escort prospective students to classrooms. You are required to wear black or khaki dress pants or skirts and a Blue DePaul T-Shirt.

Admitted Student Days (Friday, March 13, 2015 and Saturday, March 14, 2015):

These events are for students admitted for the fall of 2015 and their families. It provides a closer look into the academic college and program to which they have been admitted.

Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, direct visitors to appropriate sessions, and escort prospective students to classrooms. (It is not necessary for you to be a student in the college represented on the day you volunteer, but it would be a great touch!) You are required to wear black or khaki dress pants or skirts and your Blue DePaul T-Shirts.

Scholarship Interview Days (Friday, March 13, 2015, and Saturday, March 14, 2015 - same as Admitted Student Days):

These events are the same days as the Admitted Student Days, but will begin and end earlier. Scholar Volunteers will be assisting those students who have been selected to interview for one of DePaul’s Leadership or Community Service Scholarships.

Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, escort visitors to/from interviews, and greet and mingle with students and their families. You are required to wear business casual dress for this event (i.e. dress pants, skirts, button down shirts and blouses).

Room Showing for Admitted Student Days (Friday, March 13, 2015, and Saturday, March 14, 2015 - same as Admitted Student Days):

Students will sign up for a time slot sometime during the morning or afternoon of these days to show off their room to prospective families on their tours. He/she must remain in their room during the times they are assigned and make sure their room is presentable.

The students interested in this option must be living in one of the following residence halls: Clifton-Fullerton, Monroe, Belden-Racine, University, or Seton.

ICE Fair (Wednesday, March 25, 2015):

This is a large college search fair hosted by DePaul University. Prospective college students and their families will be able to visit with more than 100 college and university representatives.

Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, escort visitors to/from assigned college booths, sit on a student panel, or greet and mingle with students and their families. You are required to wear black or khaki dress pants or skirts and your Blue DePaul T-Shirt.

Chicago Admitted Student Reception (Tuesday, April 14, 2015):

This event is for students admitted for the fall of 2015 and their families. It provides a closer look into the academic college and program to which they have been admitted.

Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, direct visitors to appropriate sessions, and escort prospective students to classrooms. You are required to wear black or khaki dress pants or skirts and your Blue DePaul T-Shirt.

Honors Reception (Saturday, April 18, 2015):

This event will require volunteers to help register students, direct visitors, escort students and mingle with students and parents. Honors Students are preferred because of your unique insight into the program, but any student may sign up for this option. The dress code is business casual (i.e. dress pants, skirts, button down shirts and blouses).

Spring Visit Day (Saturday, April 25, 2015):

This event is for high school juniors and their families exploring DePaul University.

Volunteers may be assigned to register guests, direct visitors to appropriate sessions, escort visitors to/from offered sessions, sit on a student panel, or greet and mingle with the families. You are required to wear black or khaki dress pants or skirts and your Blue DePaul T-Shirt.

Calling Campaign/Data Entry (TBD):

These events are held continuously throughout the year, with the most need during the months of October and November.

Volunteers may participate in one of several telephone campaigns that include congratulatory calls or surveys. Data entry includes logging contacts made by counselors.

Overnight Hosting (TBD):

These events are held in the winter and spring quarters, with the most need during the months of February and April.

Volunteers will have the opportunity of hosting a prospective student for an overnight visit. This usually requires a time commitment from approximately 6 PM until 9 AM the following morning. In addition, a short training session will be provided to prepare you to become an overnight host. This event allows you to connect with a prospective student and be a large influence in their decision to attend DePaul.
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