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 the Catholic University of America
  • 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 selection process for the 2018 Orientation Advisor staff is now closed. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlin Shanahan and PJ Connolly, Orientation 2018 Student Coordinators, at