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Be an Orientation Leader!

Orientation Leaders play an integral role in the success of New Mexico State University’s Orientation program.

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are recognized throughout the NMSU community and are actively involved in assisting all new students with their transition to NMSU. They serve as group leaders, role models, liaisons between various departments and academic colleges, and overall peer educators.

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Traditions

Keep our great institution’s traditions alive by showing your Aggie spirit! As an OL you help pass on NMSU traditions to new Aggies.

Leadership

Grow as a leader! As an OL you will have many opportunities to lead and become an advocate for new students.

Mentorship

Be the voice! As an OL you will help new students become successful and guide them through their journey.

Legacy

Leave your legacy! As an OL you will leave an everlasting mark on New Mexico State University.

As an OL you will have a lot of fun and create lasting memories. To receive more information about the Orientation Leader program, fill out the form below.

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What is an Orientation Leader?

Orientation Leaders play an integral role in the success of New Mexico State University’s Orientation program. Orientation Leaders are recognized throughout the NMSU community and are actively involved in assisting all new students with their transition to NMSU. They serve as group leaders, role models, liaisons between various departments and academic colleges, and overall peer educators.

Orientation Leaders participate in an extensive training program that begins in the Spring semester and continues throughout the summer, leading into the first orientation program. They are trained and expected to be knowledgeable about institutional information, group dynamics, and student development issues. Orientation Leaders participate in recruitment and retention initiatives for new students such as Aggie Experience Day, Move-In Day and First Year Walk.

What does an OL do?
  • Assist new students and their family members transition into the NMSU community
  • Represent NMSU in a professional manner
  • Be knowledgeable about NMSU’s campus policies, procedures and services and share this information in professional manner with new students and their families
  • Assist with all aspects of the Aggie Welcome & Orientation programs
  • Group facilitation of new students or family members
  • Participate in recruitment events for prospective students
  • Work as a team to accomplish the mission and objectives of the Aggie Welcome and Orientation Office and as New Mexico State University
  • Other duties as assigned by the AWO Leadership Staff
How do I become an OL?
  • Full-time undergraduate NMSU Main Campus student, with at least one semester completed by January 2018
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better upon hire and maintained during Spring 2018
  • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll for Fall 2018 semester
  • Cannot be on disciplinary or academic probation at NMSU at any point during academic year
  • Applicants selected must be available Summer 2018
  • Must be available Tuesday evenings during Spring 2018 from 5:30-9:30pm
  • Summer 2018 courses must be approved by AWO Leadership
Event Date Time Location
OL Application Opens September 15, 2017 8:00am Online 
Meet & Greet September 25, 2017 6:00pm Barnes & Noble (NMSU)
Interest Meeting October 2, 2017 10:30-11:15am Across from Einstein’s in Corbett 
Interest Meeting October 12, 2017 10:30-11:15am Across from Einstein’s in Corbett
Interest Meeting October 26, 2017 10:30-11:15am Across from Einstein’s in Corbett
Application Deadline October 31, 2017 5:00pm Online
Group Interviews November 3, 2017 5:30pm Corbett Center Ballrooms- 3rd Floor 
Individual Interviews November 10, 2017 Per individuals Appointment Corbett Center 3rd Floor 
Individual Interviews November 12-17, 2017 Per individuals Appointment Corbett Center 3rd Floor 
Offers Available December 1, 2017 8:00am Ed. Services Rm 6 (AWO Office) 
Acceptance Letters Due December 6, 2017 5:00pm Ed. Services Rm 6 (AWO Office) 
Returning OL Meeting January 16, 2018 TBA TBA
OL Social January 16, 2018 TBA TBA
First Day of Training January 23, 2018 5:30pm TBA
2018 Orientation Programs April- August 2018 All Day  On Campus