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Apply to Be a Student Orientation Leader

What's it all about?

Orientation Leaders (OL) have the privilege of introducing students to campus and student life, creating a memorable experience, and being a trusted guide, mentor, and friend.

What Do Great Orientation Leaders Do?

At each of the orientation events listed below, great orientation leaders will:

  • Maintain enthusiasm and ensure student participation in all orientation events
  • Serve as a positive role model at orientation and beyond
  • Be available to work the entire duration of orientation
  • Participate fully in orientation leader training and required activities
  • Uphold all standards of the Regent Community and fulfill all orientation expectations

Orientation Events

SOAR

Summer Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) is our Summer Orientation just for freshmen. This orientation event often forms for students a significant bond with Regent and the orientation leaders. Staying overnight in the Regent Commons, SOAR is an opportunity for undergrads transitioning from high school to get connected with other students, meet student leaders, view their potential housing arrangements, meet with their academic advisor, and get ready for the fall. Parents usually attend as well.

Orientation leaders for SOAR must be available June 16-24, 2014. This timeframe includes training and preparation and two orientation events with different groups of students. OLs will be provided housing accommodations in the Regent Commons for the duration of this time. In addition, a mandatory training session will be required in late March or early April. Review the qualifications.

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Transitions

Transitions is designed specifically for students transferring from other colleges and universities. This one-day orientation connects them with what they need and want as an experienced college student. Parents usually attend as well.

Orientation leaders for Transitions must be available July 16-18, 2014. This timeframe includes training and 1-2 orientation events with different groups of students. OLs will be provided housing accommodations in the Regent Commons for the duration of this time. In addition, a mandatory training session will be required in late March or early April. Review the qualifications.

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Campus Connection

Campus Connection and Welcome Week occurs between move-in day and the first day of classes. This is the most intensive orientation experience. Beginning with the excitement of Move-in Day, there are two days of getting to know classmates, student leaders, staff, and professors, hearing about exciting opportunities from the Offices of Student Activities and Campus Ministries, and learning about the various resources and services that will help students to succeed at Regent. Welcome Weekend includes the First Friday Frenzy, a trip to Sandbridge, a late night trip to Target, First Chapel, and a BBQ.

Orientation leaders for Campus Connection must be available August 7-17, 2014. This timeframe includes training and a 5-day orientation experience. OLs already slated to live on campus will be permitted to move in early. In addition, a mandatory training session will be required in late March or early April. Review the qualifications.

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