Saint Louis University

There are several ways to get involved with Atlas Week. You can:

  • Join the Planning Committee
  • Be an Atlas Week Ambassador
  • Volunteer at the Billiken World Festival
  • Be a flag bearer at the Parade of Nations

Atlas Planning Committee
The Atlas Planning Committee meets periodically throughout the year, beginning early in the Fall semester, to plan and coordinate Atlas Week events. If you would like to join the planning committee, please contact Dr. Michelle Lorenzini at 

Atlas Interns
Each spring, Atlas interns are divided into subcommittees - Programming, Internal Publicity, External Publicity, Billiken World Festival, and Scheduling & Webpage - to get the bulk of the work done for Atlas. Intern positions for Spring 2016 are filled, but if you are interested in an intern position for Spring 2017, please sign up here.

Atlas Ambassadors
Atlas Ambassadors are the official representatives of the Atlas Planning Committee at each event during Atlas Week. To be an Atlas Ambassador you must devote your time to Atlas Week events, as well as attend the Signature Symposium Keynote Address and the Billiken World Festival. You do not need to be a member of the Atlas Planning Committee to serve as an Ambassador. Atlas Ambassadors have the following responsibilities:

  • Stamp passports of students attending the event
  • Introduce speakers at the events to which you are assigned
  • Troubleshoot technology and make sure the room is set up properly for each event
  • Do a head count so we can accurately record attendance to each event
  • Promote the Signature Symposium and other key events
  • Attend the Signature Symposium and the Billiken World Festival

In addition to being able to attend multiple events during Atlas Week, Atlas Ambassadors are also invited to a private reception with the keynote speaker following the Keynote Address on Thursday evening. It is a great way to help expand SLU's commitment to being a globalized campus. If you are interested in being an Atlas Ambassador, please sign up here.

Billiken World Festival Volunteers
Volunteers will be needed to help with the Billiken World Festival, an annual event held in the Center for Global Citizenship during Atlas Week. Student organizations offer delicious foods representing their respective cultures, heritages, and countries. The festival also features live cultural music and dance performances. Volunteers will help with set-up, working the festival, assisting food and other booths, and breakdown of the festival. If you are interested in being an Atlas Ambassador, please sign up here.

Parade of Nations Flag Bearers
The Parade of Nations kicks off the Billiken World Festival and features SLU students carrying flags from around the world. The Parade starts at the Clock Tower and concludes at the intersection of West Pine and Grand. The parade usually begins around 11:00 a.m. and lasts until 12:00 p.m. If you are interested in signing up to carry a flag in the Parade of Nations, please sign up here.