The Lion's Roar

Orientation leaders adapt to unique circumstances

2020 Orientation Leaders had to adjust to the university’s first virtually-formatted orientation. The team sill managed to fulfill the vision of connecting students to campus.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2020

The 2020 Orientation Leader Team underwent a one-of-a-kind orientation experience this summer. In March, the university transitioned to remote learning and operations. In April, the Office of Admissions and the OL Team began changing the Summer Orientation Programs to a virtual format for the first time e...

Summer and Fall Orientation offered virtually

To ensure the safety of all incoming students, the university has implanted online Summer and Fall Orientation Programs through Moodle. Student will also be able to partake in information sessions via video chat.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

Due to limitations, the university is delivering all upcoming Summer and Fall Orientation Programs via online format, an approach unlike any used in the past.  According to Kay Maurin, chief enrollment management officer, incoming students will have access to the orientation programs through Moodle. ...

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...

Welcoming fresh faces to the university

Orientation leaders pose together during an orientation week. Assigned to a color group, the incoming freshmen follow their orientation leader to learn more about the university. During each orientation week, the orientation leaders worked to build up lion pride and teach incoming freshmen about the university.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

July 23, 2018

Throughout the summer, the university welcomed incoming freshmen and helped them prepare to start college. Orientation leaders worked to foster some lion pride and guide the students leading up to their introduction to college. Sophomore elementary education major Dejuan James, an orientation leader,...