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Orientation Advisors

Each year hundreds of students apply to represent the University of Richmond as an Orientation Advisor (OA). We strive to assemble a dynamic team of student leaders who are passionate about Richmond and eager to help new Spiders with their transition to the university. 

New Spiders will be in a small group of around 25 students, led by two OA’s. Our OA’s are trained to help with your transition to the University both academically and socially. New Spiders will interact with their OA’s in both small group settings, as well as individually throughout the orientation experience.

Orientation Advisors guide our new Spiders throughout the New Spider Orientation and transition programs, helping to make sure students know where they are heading, provide resources and referrals, and help to build a welcoming and inclusive community.

Learn more about becoming an OA!

OA Information Sessions

January 22, 2021, 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

January 27, 2021, 4:00 p.m. via Zoom 

Click the link above to join these virutal OA information sessions.

Now Hiring for Orientation 2021

We are looking for new student leaders to join our team for August 2021! If you are interested in building welcoming our new Spiders and their families, and developing leadership skills, consider applying for this important leadership position on campus.

OA Position Description

Selection Timeline

January 29, 2021 (by 11:59 p.m.): Orientation Advisor application due

February 1–26: Orientation Advisor Interviews to take place

March 5, 2021: All students are notified of their status

March 15–April 23, 2021: All hired OA's and alternates attend WELL 200 OA course (once per week, 1.5 hours per week)