Orientation Leader Application

Orientation Leader Application

Thank you for your interest in the Orientation Leader position; we can’t wait to get to know you through this process! 

The Orientation Leader application allows us to learn more about your experiences and your motivations for applying. 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. Your completed application must submitted by February 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].


Overview of Orientation Leader Role

Orientation Leaders serve as a first point of contact to incoming students, and help them adjust to life at the University. Orientation Leaders help new students gain a sense of belonging and connection, meaningfully engage with resources and opportunities that support their flourishing and thriving, and facilitate opportunities for new students to explore and discover UVA and the surrounding community.


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

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


Payment: $2,000 stipend

Housing: On Grounds, individual room for duration of employment

Meals: Provided during orientation programming. This includes training dates, session dates, and debrief meetings

Apparel: Tshirts and polos to wear during Summer Orientation Sessions

Information Sessions

General Info Session 
January 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM, South Meeting Room 

BIPOC Info Session
January 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM, South Meeting Room 

Application Timeline

Application Deadline EXTENDED: Due
February 1, 2023 by 9:00 AM

Group Interviews 
February 11, 2023 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Individual Interviews (by invitation)
February 20 - 24, 2023

Selection Notification
March 3, 2023

Accept Offers By 
March 13, 2023

Mandatory Dates

Spring Training Dates *Friday Afternoons*
March 31, 2023 
April 14, 2023
April 28, 2023

Summer Orientation Leader Training 
June 14, 2023 - June 28, 2023

Summer Orientation 
June 29, 2023 - July 28, 2023

Session K and Wahoo Welcome 
August 14, 2023 - August 23, 2023 (Move In Weekend & First Week of Classes)