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 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.

To apply to become an orientation leaders, please stop by the

FIrst Year Engagement Office.





If you enjoy meeting new people and are interested in helping new Cardinals transition to the campus, we would love for you join our 2016 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 and the Student Success department.
  • An OL must have completed twelve (12) hours at UIW by December 2015 and must meet academic standards at the time of application, at the end of the Spring 2016 semester. No one may hold an OL position while on academic probation or without providing a copy of their Fall 2016 schedule.
  • An OL must not be on disciplinary probation.
  • An OL must be enrolled for the Spring 2016 semester and the Fall 2016 semester and have registered for 12 hours (full time) at UIW for the Fall of 2016 before May 2016. 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 2016.
  • All OLs must attend the mandatory training dates.

Mandatory dates to remember

  • Applications are due: Friday, March 11th, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Individual Interviews: Set by appointment with the student director.
  • OL training: May 10th - May 13th, 2016.


Freshman Orientation Dates


Orientation 1:  Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Orientation 2:  Thursday, June 16, 2016

Orientation 3:  Thursday, June 23, 2016

Orientation 4:  Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Orientation 5:  Thursday, July 7, 2016

Orientation 6:  Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Orientation 7:  Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Orientation 8:  Wednesday, August 17, 2016


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

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 beasley@uiwtx.edu at least 5 days in advance.