Work or Volunteer for Orientation

Join our Team!

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 who need questions answered by trained staff.

Join Us!

Work for Orientation

Each year the Office of Orientation hires 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. 

Summer 2014 application materials can be found below:

Application Instructions
Application Form
Recommendation Form

Volunteer with Orientation

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 if you're interested in joining us!

Meet our Team!

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.

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.

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!

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.