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.
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
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.