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Spending the day with some of the most involved students on campus can get anyone excited about coming to college. Our orientation assistants and Blugold Welcome leaders are the best of the best and are ready to welcome you to your new home. They’ll help you understand student life, answer your questions and will be a resource for you when you start classes.

Help make a difference!

New Student Orientation and Welcome Programs hires energetic, engaged students to work for our team, and the application usually runs from December-early February. See our positions below in more detail.

The application deadline for the Summer 2023 team has passed, but if you are interested in working for New Student Orientation or a cooperating department in another capacity, feel free to email us at 

Orientation Assistants (OAs):

OAs help welcome incoming students and their families to campus through a variety of fun programs and events during the summer. This position will offer a guaranteed 30-40 hours per week with competitive pay, as well as free housing on campus. You’ll gain significant communication, leadership, and program planning skills and collaborate with a variety of offices across campus.

Blugold Welcome Leaders:

Welcome leaders work during the first few weeks of school to prep for and manage fun welcome events for new students – check out our list of events from last year! Welcome leaders get the chance to work both on and off-campus, connect with community businesses, and gain substantial event planning experience. Options for early move-in will also be available to those living in the residence halls this fall.

Orientation Assistant Team from Summer 2021

Being an orientation assistant was one of the most fun, rewarding, and impactful jobs I’ve ever had. From working with the advisors, to developing your leadership and community building skills, to having the opportunity to welcome new Blugolds on campus, and of course making new friendships with your fellow OA’s, you are truly in for a fun summer!