The Lion's Roar

The commitment of Orientation Leaders

2019 orientation leaders help incoming students adjust to the university. Orientation leaders start their training during the spring semester upon hire.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Orientation leaders play a vital role in introducing the university to the prospective and incoming freshmen and helping them decide how the university fits them. The OLs’ preparation begins in the spring semester and lasts throughout the summer so that when the incoming freshmen become a part of the unive...

Stand out with the first step

At orientation, incoming students and their parents can check in with their orientation leader and color group before getting started on the rest of the day’s activities. Although every university will hold an orientation, their processes may differ.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2019

As universities promote themselves as unique, one of the first differences incoming students experience lies in how these institutions welcome them. According to Anthony Ranatza, director of admissions, the current orientation format dates back to the late 1980s with orientation leaders. Ranatza co...

University welcomes future lions

Prospective students and their families attend informational sessions at

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

The Office of Admissions hosts “Lion Pride Preview” to show prospective students what the university can offer. Prospective students and their families visited campus on Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anthony Ranatza, director of admissions, explained the purpose of the event. "We hope our...