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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.

While the deadlines for the 2017 application process have passed, the information below can give you an idea of the steps involved.

2017 Orientation Leader Application Information

Make sure to read the 2017 Orientation Leader Application Information Packet (PDF) before applying. It contains tentative training and work dates along with information on the application and selection process, and details the needed qualifications and expectations.

Important Orientation Leader Dates

Event Date
Spring Training Meeting 1 March 31, 2017 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Spring Training Meeting 2 April 7, 2017 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Spring Training Meeting 3 April 21, 2017 4:00–6:00 p.m.
OLs move in to Alderman Housing June 18
OL Training June 19 – July 5
Summer Orientation (Sessions A-J) July 6 – August 1
OLs move out of Summer Housing August 2
OLs return for Session K August 14
Session K August 16–18
Wahoo Welcome August 19–21

2017 Orientation Leader Selection Timeline

Event Date
OL Application available December 1, 2016
OL Information session January 25, 2017
Application deadline January 30, 4:00 p.m.
Reference deadline January 31, 4:00 p.m.
Group interview notification February 1
Group interview sign-ups February 1–2
Group interviews February 4
Individual interview notification February 8
Individual interview sign-ups February 8–10
Individual interviews February 14–16
Selection announcement February 28
Acceptance deadline March 13, 4:00 p.m.