Parent Programs

Emissaries Program

The Emissaries program is a network of Emerson College graduates, parents, and friends—volunteers who share their knowledge and time in support of the College’s admission and recruitment efforts.

Your involvement as an Emissary will allow you to connect with prospective students from all over the world. Emissaries can help in many ways, such as representing Emerson at local college fairs, hosting an accepted student event, or assisting at an admission information session. We invite you to join our team of dedicated volunteers. Questions regarding the program can be sent to

Opportunities for involvement include:

College Fairs

The Admission Office gets invited to college fairs across the country. They receive so many invitations (more than 900 each year) that it is impossible for them to attend each one. With the help of our Emissaries, Emerson can be represented at many more of these programs.

Information Sessions

During the fall, the Admission Office conducts information sessions in select cities across the country. Emissaries attend to help check in guests, answer questions, and share their Emerson experiences as a student, graduate, or parent.

Accepted Undergraduate Student Receptions

During April and May, the Admission Office coordinates with Emissaries to host several regional receptions for accepted undergraduate students. Local Emissaries are also invited and everyone shares in the celebration of being admitted.

Ask an Alumnus/Parent

Emissaries can answer questions posed by prospective and admitted students and their families.

Congratulatory Videos

After students are accepted during the early and regular action decision periods, Emissaries can film quick congratulatory messages and post them to the accepted student Facebook group, or have them included in the accepted student webpage.

Admission Blog

Love to write? The Office of Undergraduate Admission is always looking for alumni and parents who want to share their Emerson stories on the Undergraduate Admission blog.

Alumni Profiles

The Emerson website features many profiles of alumni who are bringing innovation to communication and the arts. Emissaries have the opportunity to be featured in these profiles.