The Catholic University of America

Welcome Current & Prospective Orientation Advisors 

Orientation Advisor: (noun) 

1.) A student who guides and mentors first year students through Orientation

Related forms:
Abbreviated – OA
Plural - OAs

An OA is a:
1.) Student leader
2.) Friendly face
3.) Peer mentor
4.) Guide
5.) Resource
6.) Friend
7.) Contact for community
9.) Student
10.) Role model

Benefits of Becoming an OA:
1.) Serve CUA
2.) Build friendships
3.) Welcome new students
4.) Develop connections and skills
5.) Inspire others
6.) Develop leadership skills
7.) Learn how to work as a team
8.) Grow in your independence

Requirements of an OA:
1.) Undergraduate student
2.) Team player
3.) Open minded
4.) Flexible
5.) In good academic and judical standing with the University
6.) Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25

Now accepting abroad OA applications!  If you are studying abroad for the Spring 2015 semester and would like to be a part of the Orientation team apply today!

Applications for students studying abroad are due November 24th at noon.   

If you have any questions, please email Rebeckah Hansen ( or Seth Tavera (, Orientation 2014 Student Coordinators.