New Student Orientation and First Year Programs
New Student Orientation and First Year Programs select a dynamic group of students each year to assist with SOAR and Opening Weekend. Over the course of their 10 month experience, the team will connect with over 3,600 first-year students, 5,000 parents, family members, and guests, and 150 Opening Weekend Group Leaders.
|The Orientation Team Leaders (OTLs) are returning staff who served as Orientation Leaders during 2012 SOAR. OTLs help with the recruitment of Orientation Leaders and play a critical role in the training of the selected Orientation Learer team. Serving as mentors throughout SOAR and Opening Weekend, the OTLs aid greatly in the success of out programs.|
|The Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a select group of dynamic students with a variety of skill sets. Throughout SOAR, OLs dedicate themselves to first-year and transfer students in their transition to BGSU. During Opening Weekend, OLs serve as a mentor to a group of Opening Weekend Group Leaders (OWGLs). Through the rigorous training and effective execution of their duties, Orientation Leaders leave their experience a more confident and capable leader.|
Opening Weekend Group Leaders
|**Application will be available in January 2013|
|Opening Weekend Group Leaders are a group of selected volunteer students who commit to serving first-year students throughout Opening Weekend and beyond. This experience gives students the opportunity to gain value leadership and mentor skills while engaging in a very rewarding experience.|