Orientation Staff

The Orientation program is built upon the dedication, passion and enthusiasm of our current students who support the transition of new students to the university. These students serve as mentors, resources, and guides throughout the first critical moments of a student’s journey through the U.

Meet our Orientation Staff

Orientation Fellow Group photo

Orientation Fellows

Orientation Fellows play an important role in creating a positive transition to UM for incoming students. Orientation Fellows will lead a group of first-year or transfer students through ‘Cane Kickoff in collaboration with Resident Assistants, Commuter Assistants, Transfer Assistants, and First-Year Fellows. Through this volunteer opportunity, you will gain valuable leadership experience and further connect with your peers, faculty, and staff.                                                                         


2021 OF Application

Please complete this application by Friday, February 26, at 11:59pm eastern time. After the deadline has passed, applicants will receive a link to sign up for an interview. Selections will be completed and announced mid-March. All undergraduate students who are returning for Fall 2021 are eligible to apply. However, we will not be able to select students who have other positions on-campus that conflict with mandatory OF training (August 2021) and 'Cane Kickoff (August 2021).

Virtual Info Sessions (Zoom)

  • Wednesday, February 17 @ 7PM (ET)
  • Friday, February 19 @ 2PM (ET)
  • Tuesday, February 23 @ 8PM (ET)
  • Thursday, February 25 @ 6PM (ET)

Meeting ID:  993 4220 6159
Passcode:     OCSI1

In-Person Recruitment Events

  • Thursday, February 18 @ 12PM-2PM @ Lakeside Canopy
  • Monday, February 22@ 12PM-2PM @ Lakeside Canopy
  • Wednesday, February 24@ 12PM-2PM @ Rock Plaza

Free food and giveaways!

Orientation Leader group shot


Orientation Leaders

Students must have previous Orientation experience and have sophomore or junior standing to serve as Orientation Leaders. In this position, students play a role in the development of the Orientation program and the selection/training of Orientation Fellows. Orientation Leaders lead a group of Orientation Fellows during the Orientation program, as well as manage the logistics of the Orientation program and the Family Weekend program.


U PhotoProgram Coordinators

The Program Coordinators are the student leaders that directly manage Orientation program, as well as the Family Weekend program, with the Director and Assistant Director of the Department of Orientation. Program Coordinators have previously served as Orientation Leaders and are responsible for the recruitment, selection, training and assignments of orientation student volunteers. Program Coordinators are expected to be available throughout the summer leading up to the orientation program. Summer housing or a stipend is provided for working in the office.