William Coughlin Alumni Admission Program

Are you a graduate of Suffolk looking to help the University?

The Office of Undergraduate Admission runs a program comprising alumni who volunteer to help parents and students learn more about the University. Named after William Coughlin, director of admission for 29 years, the program has become an important component in the admissions process as the number of applications has increased.

Here are some of the ways our Suffolk alumni volunteers help:

Admission Interviews

Interviews are conducted from November through March and can take place in a location near your home. Your commitment will not exceed 16 hours a year. Each interview takes approximately 20 minutes, and you will be expected to write an evaluation summing up your meeting with a prospective candidate. Interviews usually take place on weekdays after business hours and on various weekends.

College Night Volunteer

Volunteers staff a table at a local college night up to three evenings a year. Materials for you to display and discuss will be forwarded to you. You will be trained in how to answer frequently asked questions about admission, academics, and campus life at the University.

Email/Phone Campaign for Accepted Students

We will provide you with information you can use to welcome new students to the University by phone or email. Sharing your experiences remains an important part of the admission process for accepted students considering Suffolk.

Alumni like you are a valuable resource for information about the University. Indeed, your personal experience is one of our best marketing tools.

Interested? Email Joyce Caruso in the Office of Undergraduate Admission.