Orientation Advisor: (noun)

A student who guides and mentors first year students through Orientation

Related forms:

Abbreviated - OA
Plural - OAs

An OA is a:

  • Student leader
  • Friendly face
  • Peer mentor
  • Guide
  • Resource
  • Friend
  • Contact for community
  • Student
  • Role model

Benefits of Becoming an OA:

  • Serve the Catholic University of America
  • Build friendships
  • Welcome new students
  • Develop connections and skills
  • Inspire others
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn how to work as a team
  • Grow your confidence

Requirements of an OA:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Team player
  • Open minded
  • Flexible
  • In good academic and judical standing with the University
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25

Orientation Advisor Application Timeline (2019-2020)

  • December 2: OA applications are available on the Nest
    Visit the Orientation page on nest.catholic.edu to access the Orientation Advisor application for 2020
  • January 31: Return OA applications are due
    Make sure to submit your application by 9 a.m. on Friday, January 31 in the Nest
  • February 7: New OA applications are due
    Make sure to submit your application by 9 a.m. on Friday, February 7 in the Nest
  • February 10-21: OA Interviews
    Make sure to sign up for an interview in order to fulfill all of the requirements of your application.
  • February 11 & 19: Group Processing
    In addition to your interview, New OA applicants must also attend ONE of group processing.
  • February 28: OA Decision Letters are available in the Office of Campus Activities
    You will receive an email letting you know when your decision is available. 
  • May 11-12: Spring Training
    Two fun days of training before your summer starts!
  • August 21-26: OA Training
    Move in August 20 before starting six busy days of training!
  • August 27-30: Orientation 2020