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.
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.
All positions have been filled for Summer 2014. Still interested? Check back in March of 2015 when we hire next year's team!
Aidan is a Sophomore from Old Greenwich, CT majoring in Aerospace Engineering. During his Freshman year, he was a member of the CU Club Ski Team and CU Skydiving Club while also joining Greek Life. Formerly a competitive athlete in volleyball and soccer, Aidan spends most of his free time now in the sky jumping out of perfectly good airplanes in the pursuit of his skydiving license. But when he’s on the ground he loves going to concerts and enjoying everything Boulder has to offer with his friends. GO BUFFS!!
Allyson is a dorky girl from the small town of Hartford, Vermont. She loves her studies in mathematics, atmospheric and oceanic sciences as well as the great outdoors. She enjoys spending her weekends hiking, camping, and playing board games with her friends. Though she loves Colorado along with the view and opportunities that Boulder offers, she misses the ocean and lakes she had back home terribly. Waterskiing, kayaking, and surfing, which she learned abroad in New Zealand, are her favorite pastimes, but she makes due in Boulder by hiking and exploring the area.
Ben is a sophomore from Louisville, Colorado majoring in Finance and Accounting. He has lived in Louisville his whole life and loves CU. After college, he plans on starting his own business. Ben enjoys playing a wide variety of sports, stuffing himself at the C4C, watching movies, coming up with new business ideas, and spending time with friends. He loves to travel. He’s been to seven countries, and hopes to study abroad during his time at CU. He enjoys being outside in beautiful Colorado and is looking forward to Orientation!
Chris is a recent graduate of CU Boulder, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. After starting his college career at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado, Chris transferred to CU after his freshman year. He was drawn to Boulder by its inclusive environment, enriching atmosphere, great academic opportunities, and beautiful scenery. Chris is an avid reader and writer and spends much of his free time pursuing those interests. He is also a frequent hiker and concert goer. This is Chris' second summer working with orientation, and he is excited for another opportunity to play a helpful role in an academic environment he is passionate about.
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.
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.
John is a sophomore from Aurora, Colorado studying Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, minoring in Ethnic Studies. During his freshmen year he participated in the Baker Residential Academic Program (BRAP), the 'Golden Buffalo" Marching Band, and the Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP). John is currently the Special Events & Operations Coordinator for the Vietnamese Student Association at Boulder. In his free time, he enjoys music, playing volleyball, and jamming out on his ukulele. He enjoys the Boulder campus because of the amazing people and the great view of the mountains.
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!
Nina is a sophomore from Boulder, Colorado. She is majoring in business management with a minor in French. Nina loves all the outdoor activities that Boulder has to offer including hiking up Mount Sanitas and walking around on the Pearl Street Mall. During the academic year, she is a member of the Young Alumni Mentorship Program at the Leeds School of Business. Nina is also a member of the CU Freestyle Ski Team and in her spare time you can catch her on the slopes!
Rachel is a senior at CU originally from Napa, California. She is a philosophy major with a minor in business and participated in the Farrand Residential Academic program her freshman year. She enjoys all the outdoor activities Boulder has to offer including hiking, camping, and going to the farmers market. When she’s not working 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. Rachel spent a semester in Italy last year.
Tara is a sophomore majoring in Integrative Physiology. She is from Costa Mesa, California. She loves walking across the campus on her way to classes no matter what the season. In her free time, she enjoys hiking Chautauqua, playing a round at Flatirons Golf Course with friends, and volunteering at Rocky Mountain Riding Therapy. Her favorite thing about Boulder is how the university and the town are supportive of each other. She looks forward to spending the summer in beautiful Boulder and sharing her experiences with you!