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Head Orientation Weekend Leader (H-OWL)

A Head Orientation Weekend Leader (OWL) is a current Alvernia University student who plays an integral role in New Student Orientation (NSO).  Head OWLs serve in a leadership capacity for the New Student Orientation program. The main role of all Head OWLs is to assist in making our new students feel welcome, and serving as a staff leader for all OWLs and OAs. OWLs and OAs also answer any questions our new students or their families might have, or direct the new student to the appropriate person to answer the question. Head OWLs will also play an integral role in the training and development of the OWL/OA staff. They will be a part of the planning and implementation of the New Student Orientation program, as well. 

First and foremost, the Orientation Team (O-Team) has FUN! Head OWLs look back on their experience and are extremely proud of the vital role they played in the lives of our new students and the lives of OWLs and OAs; making lasting friendships.  Head OWLs develop leadership skills, meet new people, and have the opportunity to move back onto campus earlier than the rest of the returning students.

 

Head OWLs assist with the planning of Orientation, Mega-Training, and (T)OWL/OA August Training. They do a few office hours each week during the spring semester, and they have to move back early in August to help prep for orientation and August Training. Head OWLs must participate in all of Mega-Training and all of August Training.

Head OWLs must have been an OWL or OA before. Their application process takes place during the fall semester. Interested students should look for an e-mail from the Office of Student Activities in October detailing the process.

Orientation Weekend Leader (OWL)

Assist in making our new students feel welcome during New Student Orientation (NSO). Answer any questions our new students or their families might have, or direct the new student to the appropriate person to answer the question. OWLs lead student groups and activities.

 

First and foremost, OWLs and OAs have FUN! OWLs and OAs look back on their experience and are extremely proud of the vital role they played in the lives of our new students and in Orientation.  OWLs and OAs develop leadership skills, meet new people, and have the opportunity to move back onto campus earlier than the rest of the returning students.

 

OWLs, T-OWLs, and OAs must participate in Mega-Training during the spring semester, and must move back onto campus the Sunday before NSO, and participate in all of August Training. It is vital that all students participate in all of the training.

OWLs, T-OWLs, and OAs will go through one of two processes. They can either go through the returning application process which happens in January (this process is only for students who have been a part of the Orientation Team before. It involves and application process and a group interview with the professional staff in the Office of Student Activities. The process for new students is to go through the Alvernia Opportunities for Leadership process. Details about AOL will become available at the end of each fall semester, and the process will take place each spring semester.

Transfer Orientation Leader (T-OWL)

Transfer Orientation Weekend Leaders are a part of the Orientation Team and specifically work with our new Transfer students. This is typically a smaller group of students, but none-the-less an important role. They will serve as leaders of the group throughout NSO, will answer questions about the university, and lead student groups and activities. Their schedule is slightly different during NSO, but there is significant overlap.

 

First and foremost, T-OWLS have FUN! T-OWLs look back on their experience and are extremely proud of the vital role they played in the lives of our new transfer students and during NSO.  T-OWLs develop leadership skills, meet new people, and have the opportunity to move back onto campus earlier than the rest of the returning students.

 

Orientation Assistant (OA)

Assist in making our new students feel welcome during New Student Orientation (NSO). Answer any questions our new students or their families might have, or direct the new student to the appropriate person to answer the question. OAs help plan and set-up activities and events behind the scenes.

 




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