About Weeks of Welcome
Weeks of Welcome Leaders
Weeks of Welcome leaders will serve as the backbone of the incoming student process at the University of Memphis. At the heart, WoW Leaders provide a friendly face and a helpful hand to help new students transition to the UofM. This leadership opportunity supports the mission of the University of Memphis and Student Leadership and Involvement to provide programmatic support to Weeks of Welcome in August. The primary role of a WoW Leader is to co-lead a small group of 15-25 incoming students during the Weeks of Welcome. WoW Leaders are expected to be present for all parts of WoW, engage in welcoming dialogue, and invest in the incoming students.
January 18 – February 4: Applications open
February 7, 9, 10 (5 – 7 PM): Group Interviews (attend one)
February 11: WoW Leader Selections
February 17: WoW Leader Kickoff
March 17: WoW Leader Training
April 7: WoW Leader Partner Pairing Party
August 13 – 14: WoW Leader Training
August 15 – 21: Weeks of Welcome programmatic commitments
August 22 – 27: Weeks of Welcome continue – no required programmatic commitments
The application has three short answer questions:
1. In your words, describe the purpose of Weeks of Welcome leaders. What qualities
or skills do you have that would make you a strong Weeks of Welcome leader candidate?
2. Please list three (3) of your core values and explain how they will help you support the incoming class of 2026.
3. If you were to tweet (280 charters or less) ONE piece of advice about the first year experience what would it be and why?
As a part of the application process you will participate in a group interview. You can book your interview day and time at the end of the application. If you submitted your application without selecting a group interview time, use this link.