2014 Orientation Leaders

Application Form

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 dates for all sessions are listed below.

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 Orientation leader class and to work all sessions including sunday training.


All interested applicants must be:

  1. of freshman through graduate standing in the fall of 2013.
  2. in good academic standing (preferable grade point average of 2.5 or above).
  3. interested in and able to work closely with others.
  4. completely committed to all classes, retreat and Orientation Program dates, including Sunday training.


Leaders will participate in a training course spring semester, 2014. HDCO 460, a two 400 level credit class, meets twice a week, from 4:30 - 6:00 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 24-25, 2014, is also part of the training process.


Monday-Wednesday, June 9-11, 2014 (Freshman). Training on Sunday, June 8.
Monday-Wednesday, June 23-25, 2014 (Freshman). Training on Sunday, June 22.
Monday-Wednesday, July 14-16, 2014(Freshman). Training on Sunday, July 13.
Wednesday-Friday, August 20-22, 2014 (Fall Freshman & Transfer). Training on Tuesday, August 19.
Monday-Tuesday, January 12-13, 2015 (Spring Freshman & Transfer). Training on Sunday, January 11.


There will be 4 information meetings to answer any questions about this position and the Orientation Program.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in SUB 236
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in SUB 232
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in SUB 232
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in SUB 236


Friday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m.
Admissions Office - 201 Strand Union Building (SUB)