The Office of Orientation plans, implements, and coordinates the programs and activities related to the academic and social orientation of new undergraduate students and their parents to the university. During the academic year the office serves as a resource for students to get their questions answered by trained staff.
Each year the Office of Orientation and the Department of Housing and Dining Services hire undergraduate students for the paid positions of Orientation Leader (OL) for summer. OL’s are a vital component of the New Student Orientation experience, they assist students and their families in the transition to living on campus, introduce components of student life and will work to facilitate the objectives of the program. CU students can apply for the day orientation leader position.
Check back in February 2014 for next summer!
CU faculty and staff are welcome to join us at several orientation events. Volunteers can assist with student and parent/guest check-in in the morning or join us for our parent/guest luncheon where you'll mingle and talk to the family members of new CU students.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining us!
Becca is a senior from Denver, CO double majoring in Psychology and Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography. She spends her time at CU working on campus and is very active in Greek Life and is a member of Delta Delta Delta. When she is not working or in school, she loves being in the sun, going to the Farmer’s Market, or enjoying a scrumptious meal at one of Boulder’s great restaurants. Her words of advice are to enjoy every moment at CU, because one day you’ll blink and it’s your senior year!
Ben is a current junior at CU studying Business management. His favorite aspect of Boulder is the abundance of outdoor activities in the immediate area of the school. When he is not attending classes or working, Ben enjoys rock climbing indoors and outdoors, snowboarding, and playing ultimate frisbee. During his Freshman year, he stayed very involved on campus, participating in the Business Residential Academic Program (RAP) as well as participating in Air Force ROTC.
Cedria is a summer graduate intern from Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Cedria is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs with a social justice concentration from Iowa State University. She is a lover of all forms of art from dance, to theater, spoken word poetry, music, crafts, and so forth. Cedria loves to smile, learn, travel, meet new people, be creative, and open-minded about life. She is looking forward to experiencing the beautiful CU Boulder campus, interacting with the staff, students, and families.
Hi, my name is Chloe. I’m a junior studying communication and journalism and I love it, because one day I’m going to write for a big name fashion magazine. Outside of school, I am a proud and active member of my sorority, Delta Delta Delta. When I have free time, I love to enjoy the beautiful Boulder weather with a cup of coffee and good friends. Some of my favorite memories at CU include playing croquet on Norlin Quad, driving up flagstaff to see the beautiful views, and laughing endlessly with my sorority sisters. I’m so excited to welcome you all to CU. It’s a great place and I can’t wait for you to fall in love with it!
Chris is a senior at CU and is majoring in English. He grew up on the Eastern plains of Colorado in the town of Julesburg and enjoys the change of pace and atmosphere offered by Boulder. Chris is very passionate about his academic work and loves the wealth of opportunities and experiences that his time at CU has offered him thus far. In his free time, Chris enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, going to concerts, following sports, hanging out with friends, playing video games, and hiking. Chris is incredibly excited to start his first summer as an orientation leader, and is looking forward to enjoying his final year at CU.
Claudia is a junior studying Economics and Math from Greenwood Village, Colorado. She just got back from studying abroad in the Czech Republic and loved traveling all over Europe. In her spare time, Claudia likes knitting, romance novels, and hiking with her dog in Chautauqua. She has yet to miss a CU men’s basketball game.
Courtney is a summer graduate intern from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Minnesota, and she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Leadership in Student Affairs. Courtney was born in Australia and has had the travel itch ever since (Spain is her favorite destination so far). Besides traveling, Courtney is also passionate about leadership development, environmental and social justice work, and really good food!
Daniel is a junior majoring in Economics with a minor in Business. He is from right here in Boulder, CO and attended nearby Fairview High School. When not buried in papers or textbooks, he loves riding his motorcycle through the twisty canyons of Colorado or hiking around Boulder’s legendary flatirons. As an active member of CU’s Flying Club, he also enjoys flying airplanes and hanging out at the local airport. His favorite sports teams are the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, of course. After graduation, Daniel is hoping to start his career at Boeing and pursue an MBA.
Dori grew up just outside of Chicago. She is a junior studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and hopes to work with animals after getting her degree. She plays for CU's women's ultimate team, Kali. In her free time she loves to hike, run, bike, do arts and crafts, and hang with friends. She loves CU and never wants to leave Colorado.
Elena is a senior from the San Francisco Bay Area studying political science with a certificate in European Union studies. During her freshman year she participated in the Global Studies Residential Academic Program (GRAP) and the Cheyenne Arapahoe Hall Council. Elena is the VP of Finance for the Senior Class Council and a member of the Boulder Freeride Club. She has spent time working and volunteering in places like London, Peru and Mexico. In her free time you can find her spending time with friends, hiking the flatirons, and supporting the San Francisco 49ers and SF Giants. She cannot imagine attending school at another place and is excited to share her experience with you!
Faith is a senior majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as Environmental Studies. She is from New Bedford Massachusetts. Originally from a seaport town she loves living in Boulder and waking up to the beautiful mountain view. Boulder not only has great views but also a great atmosphere and even better people! She feels incredibly lucky to be able to go to a school with such a beautiful campus as well as such great academics. She loves music and being outdoors and looks forward to spending several summer nights at one of the most beautiful concert venues in the world, Colorado's very own Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Gabe is a junior Integrative Physiology major from Novato, CA. He loves every outdoor activity here in Boulder, including hiking, snowboarding, and intramural sports. Gabe is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, and hopes to study abroad in Spain during his senior year. His favorite place to eat on "The Hill" is Illegal Petes. Gabe hopes you enjoy everything CU has to offer as much as he does!
Grant is a junior from Dallas, Texas. He is an operations management major in the Leeds School of Business also working to receive an International Business certificate with a Spanish focus. Grant is an active member of the Greek community, Leeds' marketing research program, the Boulder Humane Society, and University of Colorado's AIESEC chapter. His hobbies include playing basketball, reading textbooks, and watching sports. He plans to backpack South America before his graduation. Grant loves CU and believes it has a lot to offer prospective students and is very excited to be an Orientation Leader this summer.
Griffin is a senior from Grand Junction, CO majoring in Political Science and Communication. At CU, Griffin was involved in the Leadership RAP his freshman year and he has held multiple on campus jobs including: the intramural office at the rec center, pre-med/pre-law advising, and the office of orientation. Griffin loves long walks on the beach, expensive sushi dinners, and the smell of fresh rain on a warm summer night. Always up for a good time, he continually lets his humor shine.
Jacob is a junior from Monument, Colorado. He is majoring in Economics, and minoring in Political Science, with plans to attend law school after graduation. At CU he has been a representative in the Residence Hall Association, likes to go on hikes, and enjoys going up snowboarding with his friends on weekends. He is currently the president of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, and is looking forward to another great year at CU.
My name is Jazmyne and I am a sophomore with a double major in Integrative Physiology and Spanish. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and am so happy to go to school in Boulder. I love hanging out with friends, going to local concerts, exploring Boulder, and trying new things. During my freshman year I had such an unforgettable experience living in Williams Village and am so excited to become a resident advisor in the fall! Meeting new people is an interest of mine and I can’t wait to meet all the new Buffs!
Jenna graduated from CU this May. She majored in Sociology, with a minor in religious studies, and a certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies. During her time at CU she participated in club sports as the Goalkeeper for the Women’s club soccer team. She was also actively involved in the Cultural Events Board, and was the Chair during her senior year. Jenna has many hobbies including skiing, soccer, and playing the drums. This is Jenna’s third year as an Orientation Leader, and she is looking forward to spending one last summer in Boulder.
Jodye graduated from CU in May with a dual BFA/BA in Film Studies and a BA in Anthropology. Originally from Evergreen, CO, she spent her four wonderful years here working for the film department and local documentary companies, volunteering with regional middle schools, and writing her honors thesis on memory, trauma, and film. This spring she worked with a local Holocaust survivor to make a short documentary about his life, her final production at CU. When she’s not working, she can be found baking, crafting, or relaxing with a classic movie, crime TV, or a cookie.
Joep is a senior from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is majoring in philosophy with a minor in political science. He loves living in Boulder and enjoys tennis, snowboarding and climbing. On campus, Joep is an active member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and involved with the Volunteer Resource Center and other volunteer opportunities. Expected to graduate in August and move to Switzerland after the summer, Joep is excited to to spend the summer months in Boulder and take advantage of everything the town has to offer.
John is a senior from Durham, North Carolina. He is majoring in Political Science with a Certificate in Applied Business and wants to travel the world after he graduates. John is currently the former Sorority Relations Chairman for his fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon and is an active member in the University of Colorado’s Student Government as the Deputy Chief Justice of the appellate court in the judicial branch. When John has free time away from his obligations, he enjoys hang out with friends, making new ones, playing basketball, working out and taking scenic drives up flagstaff. John loves all kinds of social activities and considers helping people his specialty. John is here to answer any questions you have!
Jordan is a senior from Louisville, Colorado and is studying Political Science and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. In his free time he enjoys music, playing frisbee, grilling, looking at pictures of puppies, and slaying his roommates at Mario Kart. Jordan is the captain of the debate team at CU and spends much of the school year competing nationally. He is excited to be working with orientation for his third summer and loves CU. Go Buffs!
Kayla will be a sophomore this fall getting her degrees in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Anthropology. She plans to continue studying at CU Boulder in order to get her masters, and use her education to help solve current conservation issues. Growing up a PAC-12 basketball fan, she was ecstatic that the Buffs recently joined and have been doing well in their new conference. While not watching the basketball team, Kayla enjoys participating in the various CU Intramural sports. She will be working as a Community Assistant in Kittredge Central next year so if you’re living there or not, feel free to drop in and say hello.
Kristina is a junior from Littleton, Colorado where she attended Dakota Ridge High School, playing volleyball and serving as President of her school’s National Honor Society. At CU, she studies Astrophysics and Mathematics, striving to attend graduate school and earn her PhD, maybe even become an astronaut one day! She is currently the Secretary of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and a member of CU-STARs, a student group that awarded her an internship at Fiske Planetarium. When she’s not on campus, she enjoys paddle-boarding, playing intramural sports, reading, hiking 14ers, and doing anything in the Colorado sunshine.
Mary is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She was born and raised in Vail, Colorado but moved to Erie, Colorado three years ago and graduated from Erie High School. Mary participated in the Honors RAP her freshman year. She loves to be active and go on crazy adventures with her friends but still buckles down and does her school work. This is her first summer as a Night Orientation Coordinator and she is super excited!
Melissa just graduated with a degree in psychology. She is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived here in beautiful Boulder for ten years. Melissa gave campus tours with the Student Ambassadors, worked in the Office of Orientation, participated in a RAP, and studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain her junior year. She is excited to spend one last summer with orientation, and then she is off to the real world! Don't ask her what that means, though, because she has no idea.
Neelah is a victory lap (aka “The Fifth Year”) senior from Denver Colorado, where she attended Denver South. She is an Ethnic Studies and Evolutionary and Ecology Biology double major. She absolutely loves being a Colorado native and loves being a buff. She has been active in many aspects of the CU Community including but not limited to; National Honor Society of Black Engineers, Core Leadership Program, Academic Excellence Program, CU Student Government, Buckingham Residence Hall Council, Buckingham Hall Peer Mentors. She is honored to be spending the summer introducing you all to the best university of them all.
Parker is a junior from Foxfield, Colorado. He was born in Tennessee but has lived most of his life in Colorado. He is currently majoring in both International Affairs and Chinese. After college he plans to work for the CIA in its East Asian Intelligence Department. He loves playing video games, writing fiction stories, and having poker tournaments with friends (a true master at Texas Hold’em). In 2008 he traveled to Beijing shortly after the Olympics. He enjoys the Boulder campus because of all of the activities that the school offers and looks forward to spending the summer in Boulder.
Rachel is a junior at CU originally from Napa, California. She is a philosophy major with a minor in business and her freshman year participated in the Farrand Residential Academic program. She enjoys all the outdoor activities Boulder has to offer including hiking, camping, and going to farmers market. When she’s not working her first summer as an orientation leader you can find her jamming out at Red Rocks, relaxing at a Rockies game or running around barefoot in the sunshine. In the fall Rachel has plans to study abroad in Italy for the semester.
Sara is a junior majoring in Psychology. She grew up in nearby Louisville, Colorado and attended Monarch High School where she participated in cross country, track and field, basketball, and numerous leadership activities. At CU, Sara Jean has been a member of the Residence Hall Association for two years, a member of Willard Hall Council, Community Assistant in Willard, Resident Advisor in Baker Hall, and worked in Occupancy Management. In her free time, Sara Jean enjoys hiking, biking, and running in as many places as she can find. She hopes that she can share her love of the CU campus and the opportunities that it offers!
Yenifer is a sophomore with a major in Accounting and double minors in French and Ethnic Studies. She is also part of the Ethnic Living and Learning Community working in achieving her leadership certificate. As a member of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Incorporated she enjoys spending quality time with her sorority sisters and hosting events for the CU community. She enjoys going home to Longmont, Colorado every weekend to spend quality time with her family and friends.
Hi I’m Zach! I am a junior pursuing a double degree in Accounting and Chinese. Originally from Princeton, NJ, I decided to come to CU for the same reason as many out-of-staters, Boulder is completely awesome! I give campus tours to perspective students and their families as a Student Ambassador, I am a brother of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, and I currently serve on the Interfraternity Council Executive Board. Besides working as a Night Orientation Leader this summer, I am taking summer classes and have a part-time job working off-campus at a local company.