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 judicial standing with the University
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25

Orientation Advisor Application Timeline (2021-2022)

Our applications for Orientation Advisors are live on the Nest! See below for more information about our timeline:

Spring 2022

  • January 28: Return Orientation Advisor Applications Due 
  • February: Return Orientation Advisor Interviews
  • February 4: New Orientation Advisor Applications Due
  • February 5: New Orientation Advisor Interviews
  • February 7 & 15: Group Processing
  • February 25: Orientation Advisor Decisions

Summer 2022

  • May 9 & 10: Spring Training

Fall 2022

  • August 19 - 24: Fall Training
  • August 25 - 28: Orientation 2022
  • August 29 - September 2: Ask Me Booth
  • October: Orientation Advisor Group Reunions
  • November: Final Orientation Advisor Staff Meeting