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Become an Orientation Leader for 2018-2019!

What is an Orientation Leader?

An Orientation Leader (OL) is an ambassador for Syracuse Welcome to help incoming students transition to Syracuse University. They assist with move-in, help facilitate large scale events, and serve as a resource for all Orientation and Syracuse related questions. Orientation Leaders must work well in a team, possess strong communication skills, be responsible, punctual, and enthusiastic about SU. OLs cannot be Resident Advisors (RAs), Dean’s Team Members or Peer Advisors due to the conflicting time commitments. Orientation Leaders are also expected to come back to campus early to receive training.

Orientation leaders have to meet a minimum set of requirements in order to be offered a position. Each applicant must:

  • Be a full-time Syracuse University undergraduate student
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, which must be held through the Spring and Summer semesters
  • Be in good judicial standing

Questions? Email Lisa Chestney Seager at

Spring 2018 Dates

Tuesday, January 16—Applications available online

Thursday, February 15—Application and reference form submitted online no later than 4pm

Saturday, February 17—Group Interview Process 2-5pm (mandatory for all candidates) - UPDATED TIME!

Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23—Individual Interviews conducted (if selected)

Friday, March 2—Decision letters emailed to candidates

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!