Orientation Leadership Program

Montclair State University provides countless opportunities for students to enhance their academic and personal growth. The Orientation Leadership Program is one of those great opportunities. During Freshman Orientation, our Orientation Leaders serve as invaluable resources that facilitate a positive transition for our incoming freshman and their family members.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact orientationleaders@montclair.edu.

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are undergraduate student leaders who possess a strong desire to work with a diverse population of new students and their family members during Montclair’s Orientation Experience. Orientation Leaders are responsible for leading groups of 70-90 incoming students per session through the Orientation Day schedule and facilitating group discussions and team-building activities that promote connection between incoming students.

Orientation Mentors

Orientation Mentors (OMs) are returning Orientation Leaders who possess distinct leadership qualities and a desire to mentor a group of their peers. OMs lead a group of Orientation Leaders through the experience of welcoming new students, creating supportive spaces, and addressing the needs of all new students. 

Orientation Assistants

Orientation Assistants (OAs) work directly with the graduate and professional staff within the Office of Student Belonging to plan and execute all aspects of the Orientation Experience and Orientation Leadership Program. Orientation Assistants are primarily assigned to the areas of student services, digital communications, and peer training and supervision.