The Catholic University of America

Welcome Current and Prospective Orientation Advisors!

Orientation Advisor: (noun) 

A student who guides and mentors first year students through Orientation


Related forms:

Abbreviated - OA
Plural - OAs


An OA is a:

  • Student leader
  • Friendly face
  • Peer mentor
  • Guide
  • Resource
  • Friend
  • Contact for community
  • Student
  • Role model

Benefits of Becoming an OA:

  • Serve CUA
  • Build friendships
  • Welcome new students
  • Develop connections and skills
  • Inspire others
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn how to work as a team
  • Grow your confidence

Requirements of an OA:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Team player
  • Open minded
  • Flexible
  • In good academic and judical standing with the University
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25


Application Information

The 2016 Orientation Advisor application will be available on November 30 via the link below.

Interviews for students studying abroad in Spring 2016 will be conducted December 8-10, 2015. Please stop by the Office of Campus Activities to sign up for an interview.

Applications for Return OAs are due Monday, January 25, 2016 at noon. 

Applications for New OAs are due Monday, February 1, 2016 at noon.

If you have any questions, please email Ally Morrison & Caroline Eldridge, Orientation 2016 Student Coordinators, at