New student orientation is the intentional process of assisting first-year and transfer students and their families in making a successful transition to the academic and cultural environment of Calvin College. Within this capacity we have three student leadership opportunities:
- Each spring, our office hires seven orientation interns to serve in the orientation process. The Orientation Interns play an integral role in this endeavor by planning and executing summer and fall orientation programs; recruiting, selecting, training and leading a staff of orientation leaders; supporting Calvin’s mission in day-to-day contact with new students and their parents; and participating in appropriate evaluation of Calvin’s orientation programs.
- Each spring, we hire approximately fifty students to serve as orientation leaders for QUEST. They play an integral role in the orientation process by helping new students successfully navigate their first semester on campus; participating with new students (first-years and transfers) in all orientation activities; being an enthusiastic and positive role model; distributing important information in a timely manner; supporting Calvin’s mission in day-to-day contact with new students; and assisting in the teaching of First Year Seminar during fall semester.
International Orientation Assistant
- Each spring, we hire twelve international orientation assistants for a position in the fall. International orientation assistants play an important role in the International PASSPORT program by helping new international students make the transition to the academic and cultural environment of Calvin College and to navigate their first semester on campus. International Orientation Assistants will work alongside the international orientation intern to run the International PASSPORT program.
- Calvin faculty and staff have the opportunity to participate in the process of welcoming new students and their families to the Calvin community through our summer orientation programs.