Undergraduate Orientation


Be a part the UMBC New Student Orientation O-Team!

As an O-team member, you'll have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the experiences of our new students by guiding them through their transition and sharing your own personal experiences and pride in UMBC.

The O-Team consists of leaders for Orientation Course Selection Day (Orientation Peer Advisors), Welcome Week (Woolies) and Introduction to an Honors University courses (Peer Facilitators). While the specific responsibilities of the "OPAs" (Orientation Peer Advisors), the "Woolies" (Welcome Week Leaders) and "Peer Facilitators" (IHU/TRS course co-instructors) are different, the overriding role is the same—serve as a role model and a source of support and information for new freshman and transfer students. You may be considered for all three positions through the O-Team application and interview process though we strongly encourage you to think about which position suits you best.

We encourage applicants of all backgrounds, majors, involvements and interests. The selection committee is looking for academically qualified candidates who are knowledgeable about the university and willing to share their experiences with new students. We hope that you will consider this unique opportunity to enhance your leadership skills while making a difference in the lives of first-year students.

If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us at orientationteam@umbc.edu.

We look forward to meeting you.

Katie Murray, Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
Laila Shishineh, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Education
Jim Hague, Coordinator, Residential Life
Jen Dress, Assistant Director of Student Life