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The Orientation Leader Position

The Orientation Leaders serve as the primary resource for new students and their families during New Student Orientation in June and August. This is a key part in welcoming new students to the Mount community. During New Student Orientation, the Orientation Leaders strive to build relationships with our new students as well as provide any insights and knowledge about the Mount. The Orientation Leaders are role models for our new students. As a result of training, the Orientation Leaders are prepared to answer any questions new students and families might have. The Orientation staff will not only serve families and students during June, Transfer and August orientations, but they will continue to be a resource throughout the fall semester. Serving as an Orientation Leader is a rewarding and enjoyable experience with a substantial amount of responsibility. We are excited for you to potentially join our team and help show our new students why we are Mount proud!

The Orientation Leader position is instrumental in helping our new Mount students transition to college life. The requirements for this position are attendance at all training sessions, attendance at all orientation sessions, and participation in the transition efforts that will continue in the fall via the Symposium program. Students who are accepted and participate in the Orientation program will receive 1 credit.


Orientation Leaders must:

  • Be a full time rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student enrolled at the Mount.

  • Be in good standing with the University both academically and disciplinary. (Students who are on academic or disciplinary probation are not eligible to apply.)

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Time Commitment

General Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Participation in both June New Student Orientation sessions and August New Student Orientation.

  • Attendance at all training sessions.

  • Participation in transition efforts throughout the fall semester. This includes weekly attendance at the Symposium class, as well as weekly and/or biweekly outreach to new students outside of the classroom.

  • Facilitate activities and discussions with your respective Symposium class.

  • Assist with organizational tasks as needed.

  • Serve as a role model and resource for new students.

  • Embody and display the values of Mount St. Mary's University.

  • Promote Mount St. Mary's University in a positive and respectful manner.

  • Be responsible for yourself as well as new students.

  • Follow the rules found in the Mount St. Mary’s University Student Code of Conduct.

  • Use of alcohol is prohibited during training and New Student Orientation.

Spring Semester 2018 Required Responsibilities

Group Interviews

March 19-March 23

Orientation Leader Spring Training

April 22

June Required Responsibilities

Orientation Leader Training

June 20-21

Orientation Session 1

June 22

Orientation Leader Training

June 27-28

Orientation Session 2

June 29

July Required Responsibilities

If available, help with transfer Orientation

July 19

Appropriately contact the new students via e-mail, Facebook, etc. from assigned Symposium classes to welcome them to the Mount and to let them know of your assistance with this process.

All Month

August Required Responsibilities

Orientation Leader Training

August 14-16

August Orientation

August 17-19

Fall Semester Required Responsibilities

Fall Symposium Class Attendance and Outreach Throughout the Entire Fall Semester

The Orientation Leader Application

Prior to filling out the application, please read the Orientation Leader guidelines to make sure you qualify for the position as well as to ensure your availability for the required dates. Applications are to be completed online, by midnight on March 9, 2018.

Apply to be an Orientation Leader

Position Information Sessions

Come to our info sessions to learn more about the Orientation Leader Application process and position.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m., AC 222

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., AC 223

  • Monday, March 5 at noon, AC 215

  • Wednesday, March 7 at noon, O'Hara Dining Room

For more questions about the Orientation Leader position, please email Rebecca Nagel.

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