Orientation Welcoming Committee

Being a member of the Orientation Welcoming Committee is an exciting way for you leave your mark and make a difference in the Harvard experience.
 

Orientation Welcoming Committee

About the Role

The Orientation Welcoming Committee is a new opportunity for upper-level students to have a role in the planning and execution of Orientation and help shape the student experience for the incoming class. Applications become available each Spring semester.

The Orientation Welcoming Committee creates a welcoming, exciting environment for first-year students by:

  • Planning and executing social activities and events throughout the course of Orientation
  • Providing opportunities for incoming students to connect with their class, the College, and the greater community

Responsibilities

All Orientation Welcoming Committee Members arrive to campus the day before Move-In Day to be ready to help welcome the incoming class to campus the next morning. These student leaders:

  • Are smiling faces that greet new students on Move-In Day
  • Plan and execute social events during Orientation week and first month of classes
  • Are available to new students and their families to answer questions during Orientation
  • Staff several Orientation programs and activities, including Convocation
  • Serve as positive role models and resources for new students

You can read more information about these leadership roles, including time commitment and specific responsibilities, in the full position description. 

General Member Position Description

 

Apply to be a General Member


General Member applications for Orientation 2020 will open March 30 and close April 12. To apply, fill out the application online.


Team Leads

In additional to the responsibilities of General Members, Team Leads serve an important leadership role within the Orientation Committee, providing direction and oversight to the rest of their team, much like the Chairs or Presidents of a Student Organization would. Team Leads are key in planning, organizing, and carrying out responsibilities necessary to bring the entire Committee’s vision to fruition.

These students hold more responsibility than General Members and must be present in Cambridge to work during the summer. These students are paid to work over summer and are provided summer housing on campus.

You can read more information about these leadership roles, including time commitment and specific responsibilities, in the full position description.  

Team Lead Position Description
 

Apply to be a Team Lead


Team Lead application are now open for Orientation 2020 and they will close on March 22. To apply, please fill out the application online.