Become an Orientation Leader


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About Orientation

The purpose of summer orientation is to aid in the acclimation of new students to Manhattan College through interactions with the many members of the Manhattan College community. It is expected when students conclude orientation, they are made to feel confident in their choice of college, included and welcomed into the community, and capable of succeeding here.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Planning and facilitating orientations (inclusive of handling mailings, ordering supplies, scheduling workshops and events, producing a presentation about campus life, displaying school pride)
  • Office work (managing emails and social media, answering phones, photocopying, faxing, creating a comprehensive calendar of opening activities, creating event advertisement, maintaining bulletin boards)
  • Corresponding with new students throughout the summer and fielding inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills required for successful Orientation Leader

  • Ability to assume responsibility, follow directives, work quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge about Manhattan College campus life
  • Enthusiasm, work well as part of a team, goal-oriented

Orientation 2015 Important Dates

Orientation Leader application process dates:

Wed. 3/26 - Fri. 3/27 Application Screening
Mon. 3/30 - Fri. 4/8 Individual Interviews
Tues. 4/10 Selected Orientation Leaders Notified                                     

Dates that Orientation Leaders must be available for:

Wed. 4/1, 4/8 & 4/22 Accepted Students Days
Thurs. 5/14 & Fri. 5/15 Training Begins
Sat. 5/16 - Sun. 5/17 Graduation 
Thurs. 5/18 - 5/22 Regular Work Week Begins (Department Training)
Mon. 5/25 Memorial Day (Closed)
Tues. 5/26 - Fri. 5/29 Regular Work Week
Sat. 5/30 Regular Work Day
Mon. 6/1 - Tues. 6/2 Orientation 1
Wed. 6/3 - Thurs. 6/4 Orientation 2
Fri. 6/5 Regular Work (Turn Around)
Mon. 6/8 - Tues. 6/9 Orientation 3
Wed. 6/10 - Thurs. 6/11 Regular Work (Turn Around)
Fri. 6/12 by 9 p.m. Orientation Leaders Move-Out
Sun. 8/23 Orientation Leaders Move-In
Mon. 8/24 Orientation 4 & Arches Move-In
Tues. 8/25 - Wed. 8/26 Orientation 4 (students from a great distance)
Thurs. 8/27 Freshman Class Move-In
Fri. 8/28 - Sun. 8/30 Opening Weekend
Fri. 8/28 New Student Convocation