Orientation Leader

New Student Programs

Department Mission:

The Office of New Student Programs (NSP) provides ongoing programs and services that support new students and families in transition to University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead programmatic components and sessions during parent or student Orientation program
  • Work closely and effectively with Orientation Leaders and staff to make a memorable and welcoming environment for new students.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and provide and promote accurate information to students regarding Weeks of Welcome opportunities.
  • Initiate and develop open communication and interaction with your new students, fellow leaders and professional staff.
  • Serve as a positive role model, set an example, and be excited to promote the UMSL community to students.
  • Provide assistance with the implementation of Triton Take-Off Weekend and Weeks of Welcome activities.


  • Reliable, responsible, confident, creative, sincere, flexible, willing to help, and good communication skills
  • An energetic and fun personality, positive attitude, and dedication
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Eligible to register as an undergraduate.
  • Able to attend all training and Orientation dates
  • Basic knowledge of UMSL campus and desire to further knowledge
  • Enrolled in summer courses that would conflict with required dates


  • The opportunity to impact the lives, experiences, and academic success of first-year students at UMSL
  • Experience as a Para-professional
  • Hourly wage: $8.35 per hour
  • Potential Option for On-Campus Living in Residential Life and Housing facility during May-August (must complete Residential Life and Housing prep day hours for compensation of living on campus)

Required Dates:




Saturday, December 2, 2017: 9am-5pm  Training Retreat

Friday, December 15, 2017: 2pm – 5pm  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) Prep Work

Monday, December 18, 2017: 7am-3pm  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

January-April Weekly Meetings 2 hours Spring Training (Finalized upon final team)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018: 2m – 5pm  Prep Work

Thursday, January 11, 2018: 7am-3pm Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Friday, January 12, 2018: 7am-6pm  New Student Orientation (NSO)

Saturday, January 13, 2018: 8am-4pm Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Saturday, January 13-Monday, January 15:  Spring Triton Take-Off Weekend Programming (developing)

Tuesday, January 16 – Wednesday, January 17 Help-A-Triton table location; work a table for 2 hours each day 

Thursday, February 22, 2018: 4pm-8pm  Admitted Student Reception & Pack the Stands Event

Saturday, March 3, 2018 10am-3pm UMSL Day, work NSP table

Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25, 2018 NODA Conference – paid conference in Leewood, Kansas

Sunday, April 22, 2018: Noon – 4pm WOW Crew Leader Spring Training

Thursday, May 10, 2018: 9am-5pm  Prep Work

Friday, May 11, 2018: 7am - 3pm  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018  OL/WOW Crew Leader Training

Monday, June 4, 2018: 2pm-10pm  Triton Overnight Experience

Tuesday, June 5, 2018: 7am-6pm New Student Orientation (NSO)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018: 7am-6pm  New Student Orientation (NSO)

Thursday, June 7, 2018: 9am-5pm  Prep Work

Friday, June 8, 2018: 7am-3pm  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Monday, June 11 – Friday, June 15  Phone Calling *Hours will fluctuate

Wednesday, June 20, 2018: 2pm-10pm  Triton Overnight Experience

Thursday, June 21, 2018: 7am-6pm New Student Orientation (NSO)

Friday, June 22, 2018: 2pm-10pm  Triton Overnight Experience

Saturday, June 23, 2018: 7am-6pm  New Student Orientation (NSO)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Prep Work

Thursday, July 12, 2018: 7am-3pm Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Friday, July 13, 2018: 7am-3pm  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018: 9am-5pm  Prep Work

Wednesday, July 18, 2018: 7am-6pm New Student Orientation (NSO)

Thursday, July 19, 2018: 5pm-9pm  Admitted Student Reception – Open Rec Night Event

Tuesday, July 31, 2018: 9am-5pm  Prep Work     

Wednesday, August 1, 2018: 7am-3pm  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Friday, August 10, 2018: 9am-5pm  Prep Work

Saturday, August 11, 2018: 7am-3pm  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018:    9am-5pm  Prep Work

Wednesday, August 15, 2018: 7am-6pm  New Student Orientation (NSO)


Please Note ALL WOW Crew Events, you do not get paid but will receive other perks:

Wednesday, August 15, 2018: 6pm-10pm  Triton Take-Off Weekend Leader Training

Thursday, August 16, 2018   Triton Take-Off Weekend Prep day

Friday, August 17, 2018-Sunday, August 19  Triton Take-Off Weekend