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Hollins University
P.O. Box 9629
Roanoke, VA 24020-1629
(540) 362-6498

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Save the Date: Legacy Weekend 2015

Save the date for the first Legacy Weekend: August 7-9, 2015! Come spend the weekend at Hollins with your rising 6-12th grade daughter, granddaughter, niece, or other young female relative! More information to come.


Why Hollins?

Read these two quick lists of reasons to attend a women's college and reasons to choose Hollins, to begin or continue a conversation with a prospective student:

12 Reasons to Attend a Women's College


16 Reasons to Choose Hollins


Admission Email Newsletter for Alumnae

Enjoy our quarterly email newsletter about the role of alumnae in the recruitment of future Hollins women:

Back issues:


Why are Alumnae Referrals So Important?

Many of our best students are those referred to us by alumnae. Watch this video to hear from current students how they heard about Hollins from alumnae.


Photo Gallery: College Fairs

Telling your Hollins story to a prospective student is powerful. Many thanks to the alumnae who represent Hollins at college fairs.



You can make a difference in Hollins' future by becoming involved in the admission effort.




If you are interested in becoming involved in alumnae admission efforts, please contact Senior Director of Enrollment Management Nikki Johnson Williams '98 at nwilliams@hollins.edu or 540-362-6217.




Alumnae Admissions Volunteering

Alumnae Admission Volunteering

Alumnae Admission volunteers strive to assure the character, quality, and diversity of the student body by encouraging bright, talented students to apply for  admission and attend Hollins. By sharing their own experiences, alumnae volunteers help students get to know Hollins a little better.

(Photo: Mariana Denke Lenox '05 representing Hollins at a college fair in Texas.)



A volunteer may choose to become involved with one or more of the following activities:

Alumnae Referral Scholarships

Alumnae are by far Hollins' most persuasive and effective recruiters. The Alumnae Association encourages alumnae referrals by offering the Alumnae Recognition Scholarship.  If your referral is received prior to a student’s admission and she enrolls at Hollins, she will receive a one-time $500 tuition grant.

Think about all the young women you know who would benefit from a Hollins education- daughters, granddaughters, babysitters, neighbors, and family friends!  Year after year students tell us they first heard of Hollins through an alumna.


Encouraging Prospective Students to Visit Campus

The Office of Admission hosts several Open Houses each year for prospective students and their families. We also welcome students to call for customized visits during the week and on Saturday mornings. Our summer programs are another way to give girls a taste of Hollins life.


$500 Campus Visit grant

Students (enrolling in the fall of 2014 or later) who make an "official" visit to campus (scheduled through the admission office) will receive a one-time, $500 visit grant upon enrollment. Visit must be completed by May 1 of the student's senior year > Schedule a campus visit




Contacting students at important times during the admission process is vital to our success.  Consider volunteering to talk with prospective students about applying to Hollins, congratulating them on their acceptance, or encouraging them to enroll. 


Alumnae Information Sessions

Students in your area who have not been able to visit campus may be interested in an information session with an alumna. These are informal meetings with students to answer their questions, tell them about Hollins, and learn about their interests. Sessions typically last about an hour. 


College Fairs

College Fairs are opportunities for us to share information with prospective students and their families. Fairs normally occur in the fall and spring, usually in the evenings during the week or on Sunday afternoons. College fairs typically last for two hours.

(Photo: Tiffany Marshall Graves '97)



Hosting a Prospect Party

Prospective students and their parents often benefit from gatherings with alumnae and current students during the admission process.  Events to encourage enrollment are often held in March or April, while "send-off" parties are typically held in mid- to late-August as the students and parents prepare for their first year. Gatherings might be as informal as backyard barbecues, simple desserts and coffee, or dinner at local restaurant. 


Book Awards

Alumnae can encourage creative writing students at their local high schools to consider Hollins by presenting a Hollins Book Award. Awarded based on academic excellence and demonstrated interest in creative writing, a recipient will receive a copy of a book written by a Hollins author and a $250 certificate toward Hollinsummer. For more information, please contact Nikki Williams '98 at nwilliams@hollins.edu or 540-362-6217. (Photo: Susan Coblin '97 at left)


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admission at (800) 456-9595 or huadm@hollins.edu.


Important Admission Dates for Students


What Others Are Saying About Hollins - Find out what the latest college guides, magazines, and other media sources are saying about Hollins.