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 in your independence

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

We are now accepting OA applications for Orientation 2015! Please review all of the information included in the application carefully before submitting.

Applications for Return OAs are due Monday, February 2 at noon. 

Applications for New OAs are due Monday, February 9 at noon.

If you have any questions, please email Bryan Abadrabo ( or Chris Kramer (, Orientation 2015 Student Coordinators.