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Orientation and Welcome Weekend Leaders

We welcome enthusiastic, current Notre Dame College students to serve as Orientation and/or Welcome Weekend Leaders. We need YOU to mentor incoming students and introduce them to NDC. Please read the qualifications and descriptions of the positions below, as well as information about applying.

If you feel you meet the qualifications and time commitment, we encourage you to apply as both an Orientation Leader and Welcome Weekend Leader.  Approximately 25 Orientation Leaders will be hired and 40 Welcome Weekend Leaders will be hired (you may be hired for both positions).

Qualifications for Orientation Leaders and Welcome Weekend Leaders:

  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for NDC
  • Good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Leadership potential, professional demeanor, flexibility, and willingness to take initiative
  • Good teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Attitude of service and willingness to assist incoming students

New Student Orientation Program Overview:

Orientation is designed to help entering students and their families acclimate to Notre Dame College.  The goals of Orientation are:

  • To introduce entering undergraduate students to the opportunities and responsibilities of academic life at the College.
  • To integrate entering students into student life at the College by connecting them to other students, faculty, and administrators.
  • To help students learn how to maintain their personal health, wellness, and success by introducing them to the College’s resources.
  • To solidify the fact that Notre Dame College is the perfect choice for the entering students.

New Student Orientation dates:

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
  • Friday, June 12, 2015
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015
  • Friday, July 17, 2015
  • Friday, August 28, 2015


Leaders will be paid a $500 stipend to participate in all 5 Orientation sessions.

Welcome Weekend Program Overview:

Welcome Weekend staff members are a select group of current NDC students who help new students transition from high school to college (or from another institution) and are required to be dedicated to guiding new students through this process.

Welcome Weekend staff members are expected to facilitate positive interactions during the weekend before classes begin, and serve as a friend and mentor.  The staff will be responsible for communicating and upholding all NDC policies.  Welcome Weekend staff members will participate and assist with the organization, planning, and implementation of all Welcome Weekend activities.

Training for Welcome Weekend will begin Monday, August 24, 2015 until Thursday, August 27, 2015. Welcome Weekend itself is Friday, August 28, 2015 – Sunday, August 30, 2015. You may not have any other work obligations during that week.


If you are assigned work study, you will be paid an hourly wage using your work study grant.  Other arrangements will be made if you do not have work study.

Peer Mentorship Program:

New this year to the responsibility of the Orientation and Welcome Weekend Leader position is the Peer Mentor Program – Orientation and Welcome Weekend Leaders may be assigned to 10-15 new students to provide mentorship in their first semester at NDC.


Questions about the Orientation and Welcome Weekend Leadership Program can be addressed to Mandy Means. See below for the link to the application.

Click here to apply to be an Orientation and/or Welcome Weekend Leader!

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