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New Student Orientation

Orientation Leaders: If you are passionate about helping others feel included at Elon, apply to become an Orientation Leader (OL)! Orientation offers rigorous leadership training throughout the spring and summer that will get you fully ready to serve as a liaison between Elon and the incoming class of students. As an OL, you will learn more about Elon than you ever thought possible, become a member of a dynamic team, and develop your leadership skills in a supportive and collaborative environment. During Orientation, OLs work hard in their residential neighborhood on Move-In Day helping to unload cars and answer questions, and meet regularly with a small group of new students to facilitate the transition process. The application process is competitive, so make sure you are on the lookout for when the application is released in the fall for Orientation 2017!

O-Team: O-Team members are an integral part of the Orientation community as they work hard to make the Move-In Day process easy and enjoyable for each new family. O-Team members receive two days of leadership training in the summer prior to Orientation, work in a residential neighborhood on Move-In Day helping to unload cars and answer questions, and facilitate Sibling Orientation on Saturday morning. Check for the 2017 O-Team application in the spring!

Head Staff: After having been an OL, applying for Head Staff is a great way to continue to grow as a leader within the organization. Head Staff is a high-performing team of 18 student leaders responsible for working throughout the entire academic year to plan Orientation events, hire and train OLs in the spring and summer, and represent Elon as ambassadors at admissions events for prospective students. Head Staff is a substantial year-long time commitment in which members learn extensively about leadership, student development, and facilitation techniques. The application process is highly competitive and begins shortly after Orientation ends in August.

First-Year Summer Experiences

Each First-Year Summer Experience (FSE) requires student leaders to coordinate and facilitate the experience for incoming first-year students. FSE Facilitators receive rigorous leadership training focused on student development, peer mentorship, building community, and facilitating activities and reflection. Facilitators will have the opportunity to learn about their individual leadership style, immerse themselves in the topic of their FSE (service, leadership, innovation, etc.), and work in-depth with a co-facilitator to plan the program. Applications for all FSE facilitator positions will be released in Fall 2016 for the summer of 2017.

Visit each FSE's page for more information: Adventures in Leadership, Discovery, Engage, and Innovation.