Each semester MSU coordinates several Orientation sessions to welcome new students and parents. These sessions are essential to new students-helping them gain information about, and familiarize themselves with, many facets of the University. The leader portion of each summer freshman session lasts four days and three evenings, which includes a Sunday training session. The fall session includes three days for freshmen and one day for transfer students. The spring semester session includes two days for freshmen and one day for transfer students. The dates for all sessions are listed further down the page.
We are very proud that the success of our Orientation Program is due in large part to the quality, ability, and dedication of Student Orientation Leaders. Trained in such areas as communication skills, leadership and presentation of factual information, paid Orientation Leaders work closely with new freshmen, transfers, and parents. They also develop a close working relationship with MSU administrators and faculty while assisting with academic advising and the registration process.
Student Orientation Leaders should be knowledgeable about campus activities, campus life and various services offered by the University. Each leader must accept the responsibility to attend the training course and to work all sessions.
All interested applicants must be:
- of freshman through graduate standing in the fall of 2012.
- in good academic standing (preferable grade point average of 2.5 or above).
- interested in and able to work closely with others.
- completely committed to all training and Orientation Program dates.
Leaders will participate in a training course spring semester, 2012. HDCO 460, a two-credit class, meets twice a week, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is required of all leaders. A mandatory retreat, held from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25-26, 2012, is also part of the training process.
Monday-Wednesday, June 10-12, 2013 (Freshman). Training on Sunday, June 9.
Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26, 2013 (Freshman). Training on Sunday, June 23.
Monday-Wednesday, July 15-17, 2013(Freshman). Training on Sunday, July 14.
Wednesday-Friday, August 21-23, 2013 (Fall Freshman & Transfer). Training on Tuesday, August 20.
Monday-Tuesday, January 6-7, 2014 (Spring Freshman & Transfer). Training on Sunday, January 5.
There will be 4 information meetings to answer any questions about this position and the Orientation Program.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in SUB 230
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in SUB 230
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in SUB 230
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in SUB 230
Friday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m.
Admissions Office - 201 Strand Union Building (SUB)