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Office of Orientation and New Student Services

The Office of Orientation and New Student Services 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.

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.


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.

General Responsibilities and Expectations

As an Orientation leader, you are expected to:

  • Participate in the June New Student Orientation sessions and August New Student Orientation.
  • Attend all training sessions.
  • 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.
  • Not consume alcohol as it is prohibited during training and New Student Orientation.

Students will receive one academic credit for participation in the Orientation Leader program.

Time Commitment

Time commitments are shared on the application in the MyMount portal, at all interviews during the spring semester and at the Orientation Leader Kick-off Meeting in late April.

Orientation Leader Application

The application can be found in MyMount under the Student Life tab – Office of Orientation. The application opens during the month of February each spring semester.