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Office of Orientation and Transition Programs

The Office of Orientation and Transition Programs offers programs and events that introduce incoming students at the Mount to each other, the campus, and the local community. We serve as a resource for new and transitioning services and provide leadership opportunities for current students.

Apply to be an Orientation Leader

Orientation Leaders serve as the primary resource for new students and their families during New Student Orientation in June and August, and play a key part in welcoming new students to the Mount community.

About the Position

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.

Qualifications

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 Required Responsibilities

  • Group Interviews - Dates TBA
  • Orientation Leader Spring Training - Dates TBA

June Required Responsibilities

  • Orientation Leader Training - Dates TBA
  • Orientation Session 1 - Dates TBA
  • Orientation Leader Training - Dates TBA
  • Orientation Session 2 - Dates TBA

July Required Responsibilities

  • Transfer Orientation - Dates TBA
  • New Student Communications - times vary throughout the month

August Required Responsibilities

  • Orientation Leader Training Week - Dates TBA
  • August Orientation - Dates TBA

Fall Semester Required Responsibilities

  • Symposium Class Attendance and Outreach - times vary throughout the semester

Orientation Leader Application

Prior to filling out the application, you must read the Orientation Leader guidelines to be sure you qualify for the position and to ensure your availability for the required dates. Applications will be available in March.

Information Sessions

Come to an info session to learn more about the Orientation Leader Application process and position.
  • Dates/Times TBD - February
Rebecca Nagel

Director of Orientation & Transition Programs

+1 (301) 447-5005