• The Role of an Orientation Leader

    The UWA Orientation Leaders assist in the implementation of Freshman Orientation. Orientation Leaders play a vital role in helping new students make a smooth transition to life at UWA. This knowledgeable and spirited group of students is dedicated to helping each student find his/her place in the UWA community.

    Orientation Leaders provide a vital service to the entire university community. After extensive training, Orientation Leaders organize and run activities; conduct small group sessions with new students; and answer questions and concerns from new students and their parents. The time spent as an Orientation Leader is also considered a “try-out” to become a UWA Ambassador. More information about being an Ambassador is below. 

    To be eligible academically, a student must have at least a 2.5 GPA at the end of Fall 2016 semester and completed 12 hours of coursework by the end of Fall 2016 semester. We will be tentatively hosting group interviews on November 8th.

    Please send any questions directly to Mr. Kirstan Cunningham, Coordinator of Recruitment-Orientation, at kcunningham@uwa.edu

    Benefits of being an Orientation Leader:

    • Play a vital role in helping entering freshman and transfer students in their transition to UWA.
    • Build leadership skills through an overnight retreat with the Admissions Office.
    • Make lifelong friendships with fellow Orientation Leaders.
    • Network with UWA faculty and staff.
    • Earn stipend for serving as an Orientation Leader, OL Gear, and free meals during Orientation.
    • Be a part of a diverse team of dedicated, hard-working, spirited students who love UWA!


    Orientation Leader Application