Orientation and Welcome Weekend Leaders

Orientation and Welcome Weekend Leaders

We welcome current enthusiastic Notre Dame students to serve as Orientation or Welcome Weekend Leaders.  We need students who are willing to mentor incoming students and introduce them to the Notre Dame way of life. Please read the qualifications and descriptions of the positions below, as well as information about applying.


Qualifications for Orientation Leaders and Welcome Weekend Leaders:

  • Good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for NDC
  • 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
  • Desire to learn about Notre Dame College’s community, programs, resources, policies, and procedures


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


Orientation dates:

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014



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


Questions about the Orientation Leaderhsip Program can be addressed to Mandy Means.  See below for the link to the application.


Welcome Weekend Program Overview:

Welcome Weekend staff members are a select group of current NDC students who help first year students to feel more comfortable and excited about choosing NDC.  These students help others to transition from high school to college and are required to be dedicated to guiding first year 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 18, 2014 until Thursday, August 21, 2014.  Welcome Weekend itself is Friday, August 22, 2014 – Sunday, August 24, 2014.  You may not have any other work obligations during that week.

The Campus Activities Office will cover meals for all employees in the Dining Hall during the training 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.


Questions about the Welcome Weekend Leaderhsip Program can be addressed to Becky Barger McBride. See below for the link to the application.


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