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Pursue your dream job as an Orientation Leader for UIW!





Who are Orientation Leaders?

UIW Orientation Leaders (OLs) assume many responsibilities including helping in the preparation of all Orientation sessions, providing information to future students and family members through small and large group settings and, most importantly, promoting UIW in a fun and comfortable atmosphere.

OLs are compensated for all work during training, work weeks and all Orientation sessions. Meals during all orientation sessions will be provided as well.



If you enjoy meeting new people and are interested in helping new Cardinals transition to the campus, we would love for you join our 2017 Orientation Leader Team! Click on the following link for a copy of the OL Job Description. 
If you are a previous Orientation Leader who will be reapplying, please fill out the first page and the last 2 pages.

OLs must meet the following requirements:

  • An OL must support the goals and mission of the University.
  • An OL must have completed twelve (12) hours at UIW by December 2016 and must meet academic standards at the time of application, and at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. No one may hold an OL position while on academic probation or without providing a copy of their Fall 2017 schedule.
  • An OL must not be on disciplinary probation.
  • An OL must be enrolled for the Spring 2017 semester and the Fall 2017 semester and have registered for 12 hours (full-time) at UIW for the Fall of 2017 before May 8, 2017. Not doing so may result in not being able to work.
  • An OL may have an outside job (outside the university) as long as it does not interfere with the fulfillment of the requirements of the OL position, if an OL has another job, Orientation must take precedence (please speak with the coordinator if this is the case).
  • An OL must attend and complete OL training and work all Orientation sessions (if interference occurs you must speak with the coordinator immediately), including the morning and afternoon set up/tear down and staff meeting for each session at the beginning and end of the day.
  • Absences from training sessions and/or Orientation sessions are excused only for classes, illness, or an emergency.
  • An OL should reside in/or around town during Summer 2017.
  • All OLs must attend the mandatory training dates.

Mandatory dates to remember

  • Applications are due: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Group Interviews: Set by appointment with the student director.
  • OL Mandatory Training: May 16th - May 19th, 2017.


Freshman Orientation Dates


        Orientation 1:  Wednesday, June 7, 2017- No longer available

Orientation 2:  Thursday, June 15, 2017- No longer available

Orientation 3:  Thursday, June 29, 2017

Orientation 4:  Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Orientation 5:  Thursday, July 20, 2017

Orientation 6:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Orientation 7:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017


There will be mandatory set-up/tear-down and staff meetings before and after each orientation.

Please let the First Year Engagement Office know if you have additional questions. 

Thank you!

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for this event, please contact:
Michelle Beasley, 210-829-3997, or at least 5 days in advance.