As an Orientation Advisor, your primary responsibility will be to represent Roger Williams University in assisting new students and their families in their transition into the RWU Community. You will facilitate small group discussions with students, role play skits for parents, and be an overall resource for students and parents. You will also be involved in the design and creation of the Fourth of July float. You will march in the longest consecutively running Fourth of July Parade in Downtown Bristol.
Please note: If you are also applying to be an RA, you can do both the OA position and the RA position. Please contact John Zajicek and let him know ahead of time.
Jan. 24 Applications are available
Jan. 24 Info Session Room TBA
Jan. 28 *Snowball Social
Snowball Social is an opportunity for past OAs and interested students to come together and get to know one another. You will have a chance to ask the three Coordinators any questions that you may have about the selection process. There will be refreshments served; location is to be announced. Please feel free to bring friends or others that may be interested in being an OA.
Feb. 6 Applications are due in Student Programs and Leadership by 5 p.m. (late applications will not be accepted)
Feb. 9 Group Process (Mandatory) information on this day will be part of the application
Feb. 12, 13, 14 Individual Interviews (will be scheduled by Student Programs staff)
March 1 Hiring Letters will be available in Student Programs and Leadership
May 31 Return on campus
June 12 Transfer Orientation
June 13 & 14 Orientation Session I
June 18 & 19 Orientation Session II
June 21 & 22 Orientation Session III
June 25 & 26 Orientation Session IV
July 4 Fourth of July Parade/OA staff returns home
Aug. 21-23 International and August Orientation