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FA Important Dates

Family Ambassadors (FAs) will be expected to attend all spring and fall training in addition to Parent and Family Orientation and Family Weekend.  Please review the list of commitments below before deciding to apply.

FA Spring Training

To cultivate the FA community and prepare FAs for their role, in-person training will take place for two hours every other week from April 4 – May 30. FAs are required to attend all trainings which will take place in the evenings during the week. Applicants will be asked to fill out a form regarding their spring schedule, which will help determine the date and time for spring training. The FA application and interview process is not complete until this form is submitted.

FA training dates will be announced the week of March 14. If you will have a conflict with any of the training dates, you must notify the Family Engagement team at least two weeks in advance and you will be required to make up the training session.

Summer Responsibilities

There are no required trainings or meetings during summer for Family Ambassadors, however the Family Engagement team will send e-mails frequently throughout the summer to keep FAs up to date. FAs should plan to have internet connectivity during the summer and respond to the e-mails in a timely fashion if a response is required. 

Not having internet connectivity does not automatically disqualify you; those selected to be a Family Ambassador will be able to let our office know after selection. FAs may also have an opportunity to participate in the monthly summer webinar series for new parents and family members.

Fall FA Camp

Fall FA Camp dates are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 8 - Sunday, September 11, 2022.

FAs will move in on Wednesday, September 7 or the morning of Thursday, September 8 with FA Camp starting on Thursday, September 8. Each day, training will take place all day until 9 pm so no other plans should be made during this time.

If you are a member of a fraternity/sorority planning to live in the house for the fall 2022 or are planning to live off-campus, it is your responsibility to secure early move-in approval from your house or landlord as soon as possible.  If you are not able to move in early, it is your responsibility to find alternate early move-in housing. In the past, FAs have worked out arrangements with other friends or FAs if they needed a place to stay. Family Engagement will not be able to provide early housing for any FA not living in a residence hall or residential college.

Parent & Family Orientation + Wildcat Welcome

FAs are expected to be on-campus and remain available during the above timeframe to fulfill all responsibilities associated with Parent and Family Orientation and Wildcat Welcome. Please note that Parent and Family Orientation and Wildcat Welcome are planned to occur in-person for September 2022, though format and dates are subject to change based on health and safety guidelines.

Family Weekend 

Family Weekend 2022 will take place Friday – Sunday in late October or early November. FAs will be expected to participate in a Family Weekend training session prior to the start of the program and should plan to be busy the entire weekend. The date of Family Weekend will be announced in March.