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Orientation Leader Application


Why Apply?

UVA Orientation Leaders are students who are well-respected, academically successful, and leaders in their community.

Each year, Orientation & New Student Programs selects a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate leaders to help implement orientation programs during the summer and fall. Orientation Leaders serve as guides for new students making the transition to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of the University.

Orientation Leader Application Information

2018 Orientation Leader application information will be available by December 1. In the meantime, you can view the 2017 Orientation Leader Application Information Packet (PDF) for information on the application and selection process, and to get an idea of the needed qualifications and expectations.

2018 Orientation Leader Selection Timeline

Event Date
OL Information Session: Minor 125 November 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
OL Information Session: Commonwealth Room, Newcomb Hall November 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
OL Application available December 1, 2017
OL Information session January 23, 2018
Application deadline January 28, 4:00 p.m.
Reference deadline January 29, 4:00 p.m.
Group interview notification January 30
Group interview sign-ups January 30-31
Group interviews February 3, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Individual interview notification February 8
Individual interview sign-ups February 8–9
Individual interviews February 13–16
Selection announcement February 27
Acceptance deadline March 12

Mandatory 2018 Orientation Leader Dates

Event Date
Spring Orientation Leader Training #1 March 23
Spring Orientation Leader Training #2 April 6
Spring Orientation Leader Training #3 April 20
OLs move in to Alderman Road Housing June 17
OL Training June 18–July 3
Summer Orientation (Sessions A-J) July 5 –31
OLs move out of Summer Housing August 1
OLs return for Session K August 21
Session K August 22–24
Wahoo Welcome August 24–28