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Orientation Leader

The Orientation Leader position is one of the most elite student leader positions at Nova Southeastern University. Orientation Leaders have the distinctive ability to welcome over 1,000 new students, family, and guests into the NSU Shark community. From this student leadership experience, you will develop both personally and professionally and establish skills that will assist you for future opportunities.

Why Join the Orientation Team?

  • Resume building
  • Recognition 
  • Ability to share your experience and knowledge with incoming students, parents, and guests.
  • The opportunity to make connections
  • Make a difference in a new student’s transition
  • Memorable experience

Please keep the following information handy for your records, as these are essential components to becoming a part of the Orientation team. 

Orientation Recruitment Timeline 

Feel free to attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Orientation Leader and Orientation Coordinator positions.  

Information Session 1 Information Session 2 Information Session 3
December 4 January 16 January 29
Noon–1:00 p.m. Noon–1:00 p.m. Noon–1:00 p.m.
Student Affairs Building 104 Rosenthal 200 Rosenthal 200

Orientation Leader and Orientation Coordinator Individual Interviews and Group Process will take place during the following dates and times: 

Individual Interviews Group Process
February 5–7 and February 12–14 February 21
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Deans Suite (Rosenthal) DeSantis


Orientation Leader Orientation Coordinator
Summer 2018 Housing 2018-2019 Housing
Summer 2018 Declining Balance 2018-2019 Declining Balance
Stipend Stipend
Polo's, Name Tag, Backpack Polo's, Name Tag, Backpack


  • Office Hours
  • Weekly Meeting(s)
  • Team bonding
  • Orientation Sessions: Freshman, Transfer, Nursing, Online
  • May 20–August 20 (minus designated vacation days)  

If you have additional questions about Orientation recruitment, please contact:

Assistant Director of Orientation Graduate Assistant for Orientation
Paige Cuddihy Aaren Blair
Phone: (954) 262-8093 Phone: (954) 262-7960
Email: Email:

To access the 2018- 2019 Orientation team application, click here!

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