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The UMSL Ambassador program is an award-winning volunteer organization at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. 

Ambassadors are current students whose primary purpose is to represent and promote a positive image of the university by assisting the Office of Executive Events throughout the year.

For more details on the program, see our commonly asked questions below. To apply, click here!


Ambassadors help guide guests and other UMSL staff and faculty at events, attend monthly professional development meetings, and support the Office of Executive Events before and during events like:

  • Commencements
  • Founders Dinner
  • State of the University Address
  • Alumni and Development events
  • Donor-centric events
  • And many more!!

Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to:

  • Interact and connect with community and university leader
  • Build friendships with and work alongside other UMSL students with similar goals
  • Cultivate communication, leadership and professional skills
  • Get involved on campus and give back to the UMSL community
  • Expand and build resumes
  • Be an integral part of the UMSL mission of transforming lives

Ambassadors can expect to dedicate a total of 25-30 hours per semester (50-60 hours per year). 

The time expectation for each event varies, but on average:

  • Events generally last 3-5 hours
  • In-office projects usually take about 2 hours
  • Professional development meetings last 2 hours
  • Commencement shifts are 4.5 hours per ceremony (2 required in Fall, 3 in Spring)

UMSL Ambassadors must:

  • Be an exemplary citizen of the campus and community
  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student and maintain a 2.7 GPA
  • Attend monthly trainings and professional development meetings
  • Volunteer for a minimum three events each semester
  • Volunteer for a minimum two December and three May commencement ceremonies (unless it is the weekend of the Ambassador's own graduation ceremony)

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are available at here

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Jonathan Klunk 
Pre–Optometry Biology, Senior
Joined Fall 2017
Graduated Spring 2019

As an UMSL Ambassador, I have been given the opportunity to meet students outside of my major who I otherwise would not have gotten to know on campus. Also, I have enhanced my resume and refined my communication, interviewing and leadership skills with this organization during our monthly meetings.

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Raghd Alyatim

Pre-Med Biology, Senior
Joined Fall 2017
Graduated Spring 2019

It has been the best way to meet different people all across the UMSL campus. The program has taught me many skills from our monthly meetings, such as public speaking, navigating through difficult conversations, understanding and listening in a conversation, and so much more! I am extremely happy to be a Lead ambassador because it provides a great sense of university pride and community. The ambassador group is a great bunch, and I would highly recommend everyone to join!

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Yazan Alkhrabsheh
Pre-Med Biology, Junior
Joined Fall 2016

I am a lead-in-training ambassador. The UMSL Ambassador program caught my interest during my second semester at UMSL when I started looking into joining an organization to get involved on campus. It provides a great opportunity to build leadership and communication skills. It also offers a chance to meet and speak with people at very important university events. The experience ambassadors gain helps broaden their horizon by learning new skills that will help them further their success in the future.

August 19, 2019
Four Ambassadors - Sinhareeb Aloleiwi, Awa Konte, Jacob Krutzsch and Tahj Gayfield - were featured in a back to school UMSL Daily story. Click here to read it. 

August 5, 2017
Former Ambassador Brock Seals was featured in an UMSL Daily story. Click here to read it.

Please contact Executive Events at 314-516-5442 or umslambassadors@umsl.edu.