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Orientation Chairs

Orientation Chairs (OC) assist the Orientation Transition & Retention (OTR) staff in the planning and implementation of orientation programs for new American University students and their families. In addition to working with new students and families, OCs lead teams of Orientation Leaders and work closely with many departments on campus. OCs are expected to work part time throughout the spring semester and full time throughout the summer.


Orientation Chairs are responsible for:

  • creating and producing brochures, schedules, and signage;

  • communicating with the university community to coordinate room assignments and audio visual requests;

  • corresponding with administration, faculty, staff and other program participants regarding orientation planning and programming;

  • editing, updating, and distributing publications related to the first-year transition;

  • managing registration systems for all orientation and Welcome Weeks programs;

  • providing excellent customer service and problem-solving to all orientation participants; and

  • participating in the recruitment, hiring, and training of all Orientation Leaders.