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Orientation Leaders 

New Student Programs is looking for enthusiastic, passionate and driven student leaders willing to be a source of support and information for new first year and transfer students during New Seawolf Welcome Week.

Orientation Leaders (OLs) play an integral role in the execution of all New Seawolf Welcome Week programs and initiatives for new students and family members entering Stony Brook University. The Orientation Leader team is comprised of self-motivated and driven members who work directly with the professional staff, fellow students and administrators across campus.

As an OL you will be challenged to think critically about the transition experience for new students and their families. You will be working among a team of dedicated student leaders to support the New Student Experience.

Orientation Leader Staff Picture


Support the transition of new students, families and their guests to Stony Brook University during New Seawolf Welcome Week

OLs assist with:

  • Leading small group discussions with new students 
  • Assisting in the preparation of orientation activities and materials
  • Explaining involvment opportunities and procedures
  • Acquainting new students with campus services and building locations by conducting campus tours


What We Look For
We are looking for a diverse group of enthusiastic, passionate and driven undergraduate students who bring a unique skill-set!

Below are the foundational qualities we expect candidates to also bring to this position:  

  • Desire to assist new students in their transition to Stony Brook
  • Desire to be a leader and role-model, including on-campus, online and in the community
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work with diverse students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5)
  • Campus or community involvement (i.e. service, extra-curricular activities, etc.)


What You Can Gain

Our Orientation Leaders:

  • Play a substantial role in the experience of new students starting at Stony Brook University
  • Grow, learn and enhance interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Meet and network with faculty, staff, and peers that often lead to other opportunities on campus
  • Increase Stony Brook University knowledge
  • Develop great friendships
  • Residential OLs will move in early.
  • Meals during in person orientation training and sessions
  • New Student Programs and Orientation Leader Apparel and Swag
  • This is a volunteer position but we will provide Wolfie Wallet to our staff upon completion of all New Seawolf Welcome Week shifts
  • Opportunity to participate in year-round social and professional activities through the Office of New Student Programs


Time Commitment

The Orientation Leader volunteer position term is August 1 to 31, 2021.

Orientation Leader virtual training begins in early August and in person training August 12. Training is provided and mandatory for all Orientation Leaders. Orientation Leaders work during New Seawolf Welcome, August 15 through 22. 

Application & Selection Process

The Orientation Leader Application is open!


You must read through the OL Position Description to access the application. Applications are due Monday, June 28, 2021 at 12pm (ET). Late applications will not be accepted; incomplete applications will not be considered.

You will be invited on June 28th between 1pm and 5pm (ET), after submitting your application to submit a video interview so that we can get to know you better! Please read through the invitation thoroughly.

OL Interest

If you are interested in the OL position for Summer 2022 and beyond, please complete our interest form here!

Email us at  or call us at 631.632.6710.