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. The Orientation Leader application will open on December 1, 2023. The application deadline has been EXTENDED to January 31, 2024 at 12:00 PM. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

Orientation Leader Application

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: $3,000 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: Shirts and polos to wear during Summer Orientation Sessions

Information Sessions

General Info Session 
November 29, 2023 at 7:00 PM, Ern Commons

BIPOC Info Session
January 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM, Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room 

General Info Session 
January 24, 2024 at 5:00 PM, Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room 

Application Timeline

Application Deadline Due
EXTENDED to January 31, 2024 by 12:00 PM

Group Interviews 
February 10, 2024 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Individual Interviews (by invitation)
February 19, 2024 - February 23, 2024

Selection Notification
March 1, 2024

Accept Offers By 
March 11, 2024

Mandatory Dates

Spring Training Dates *Friday Afternoons*
March 29, 2024
April 12, 2024
April 26, 2024

Summer Orientation Leader Training 
June 16, 2024 - June 28, 2024

Summer Orientation 
July 1, 2024 - July 30, 2024

Session K and Wahoo Welcome 
August 20, 2024 - August 26, 2024 (Move In Weekend & First Week of Classes)