Orientation Leaders

The Dean of Students Office is seeking enthusiastic and resourceful student representative of our diverse undergraduate population as orientation volunteers. As an orientation volunteer, you serve as an ambassador of the college. Orientation volunteers must have effective interpersonal, group, and public communication skills. Successful orientation volunteers have a strong work ethic, time management skills, and are able to work within a diverse team environment. Orientation volunteers must also take initiative, follow instructions, and be flexible. Volunteers are expected to actively engage with new students as a role model and mentor.

Orientation Volunteers are unpaid and work closely with the Coordinator of New Student Orientation, Dean of Students Office and Dean of International Students. Orientation Volunteers can serve in a variety of roles including committees that extend beyond the first week of school. Leadership opportunities include:

Orientation Board

This student planning board that works closely with the Coordinator of New Student Orientation and Dean of Students staff to assess and enhance the orientation program.  This committee meets weekly throughout the year in preparation for both the fall and spring orientations. Board positions are open to students who have previously served as an orientation leader.

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders are student volunteers involved in all facets of the orientation program ranging from making signs and bulletin boards, serving as hosts and ushers for events, providing airport shuttles, and assisting with student move in. Orientation Leaders are a general set of “hands” to help us prepare for the arrival of our new students. Orientation Leaders return to MHC the week prior to new student move in for a week of training and teambuilding. The obligations of this leadership role end on the first day of classes. Please click here for Orientation Leader Application.


International Student Orientation Committee. This student board has the specific focus of the transition of our new international students. This year long committee works with the Dean of International Students to plan events throughout the semester. This committee is open rising sophomores and juniors only. To be eligible for ISOC you must have citizenship outside of the United States.

Orientation Leader Dates for Fall 2015 Orientation: 

  • Friday, April 4th - Orientation Leader Application due in hard copy to the Dean of Students office, Mary Lyon 300.
  • Friday, April 10th
    Individual Interviews (20 Minutes each) from 6:00pm - 9:00pm in Ciruti (sign up for interviews when delivering application to Mary Lyon 300).
  • Wednesday, August 26th
    Orientation Leaders move in
  • Thursday, August 27th - Tuesday, September 8th
    Orientation Training and Orientation