Syracuse UniversityOffice of First Year & Transfer Programs

2017-18 Orientation Leader Team
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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 at

Fall 2017 Dates

Wednesday, September 6—Applications available online

Thursday, October 12—Application and reference form submitted online no later than 4pm

Sunday, October 15—Group Interview Process 1-4pm (mandatory)

Monday, October 16-Friday, October 20—Individual Interviews conducted (if selected)

Friday, October 27—Decision letters emailed to candidates

Fall 2017 OL Recruitment Poster