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Orientation Leader Application

Hi! We are SO excited that you are applying for the Orientation Leader position and can’t wait to get to know you more through this process! The Orientation Leader application allows us to learn more about your experiences and your motivation for becoming an Orientation Leader. Please provide a short answer (no more than 250 words) for all essay questions. We encourage you to prepare responses in a Word document and copy/paste answers into the online application. This application must be completed and submitted by Monday, April 5, 2021, at 11:59pm. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at onsp@virginia.edu.

Take care,

Funlola Fagbohun & Sarah Dodge
Assistant Directors 
Orientation & New Student Programs 

Overview of Orientation Leader Role 

Orientation Leaders serve as a first point of contact to first-year and incoming transfer students, tasked with helping them adjust to academic and social life at the University. As an OL, you will work as a team helping Orientees meet new people, find their way around Grounds, discover organizations and activities they want to be engaged in, and explore academically. 

Qualifications 

Orientation Leaders are caring, responsible, and open-minded people who are interested in presenting a well-rounded perspective of the University to incoming students. Great OLs have a desire to lead and work within a team, though they do not need to currently hold leadership positions.

We welcome applications from rising second-year, third-year, and fourth-year students.  Our goal is to create a diverse team in terms of students’ backgrounds, experiences, activities, and interests. 

Application Timeline

Applications Due
April 5, 2021 by 9:00am

Group Interviews 
April 10, 2021 or April 11, 2021 10am-12pm

Individual Interview Notifications
April 12, 2021

Individual Interviews (by invitation)
April 14 - April 19, 2021

Selection Notification
April 21, 2021

Accept Offers By 
April 28, 2021

Mandatory Dates

Summer Orientation Leader Training 
June 2021

Summer Orientation 
July 2021 

Wahoo Welcome 
August 2021(Move In Weekend & First Week of Classes)