How Alumnae Can Support Recruitment

It’s hard to believe the holidays are already upon us! Our recruiters have been busy traveling up and down the east coast attending college fairs and meeting with high school counselors and students this fall. Reading applications is a high priority for our recruiters right now, and we’re excited to congratulate students on their admission to Meredith.

Our office will hold an open house for juniors and seniors on Saturday, January 25. Please encourage students who would be a great fit for Meredith to visit campus that day or schedule an individual visit at

Our Explore Meredith Open House for high school juniors will take place on Saturday, April 18, and registration will be available in mid-February.

Discover Meredith, our event for alumnae and prospective students, took place on Saturday, October 19. We welcomed 27 students and their guests to campus that day. Students and alumnae enjoyed hearing from President Allen and our Director of Admission, Shery Boyles, explored campus for a Meredith traditions tour, and ate a delicious lunch in Belk Dining Hall while hearing from special guest speakers.

The Fall Focus Week took place during the week of October 28 with a focus on high school seniors in various N.C. regions and the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast regions. There were 348 seniors contacted by 36 alumnae during this week, so thank you to those returning AND new alumnae who emailed students and shared their Meredith experiences with these young women. Our January Focus Week will focus on high school juniors. Please email me, Anna Lambert, at if you have not helped out with a Focus Week yet and would like to be added to the volunteer list for the January outreach week.

Alumnae Recruitment – Refer a Student to Meredith!
Remember, if you know a student who would be a great fit for Meredith, don’t forget to refer her via the online referral form. When the student applies to Meredith during her senior year, her $40 application fee will be waived. You can also find our “Friends of Meredith College Application Fee Voucher” online. Either one of these referrals will waive a student’s application fee when she applies.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions or suggestions.  My email address is I look forward to working with each of you throughout the remainder of 2019 and to continuing our work together in 2020!

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330