Here's what's in store for you:

  • Work closely with 45 amazing undergraduate student leaders and be a part of the orientation family.
  • Use your skills & talents to help over 2,600 new students and their families transition into our UVM community.
  • Great professional and personal development experiences.
  • Make new discoveries about yourself.
  • Engage in deep dialogues about multiculturalism, social justice & inclusion, as well as facilitate workshops and trainings.
  • We love personality inventories in orientation...get ready!
  • Music! Dance Offs! The Wobble! Flashmobs! Need I say more - LOL.
  • Enjoy the Burlington summer vibe.
  • Random perks like driving a golf cart, eating a Ben & Jerry's Vermonster and lots of orientation swag!
  • “Be a duck!” Learn the secret orientation duck motto.
  •  Join the long legacy of graduate students that have significantly contributed to the success of the UVM Orientation Program.


Overview of the Application Process

  • Applications are due Friday, November 24th at 8AM. (Please Note: This is the Friday during fall break.)
  • Applications are available here for first year applicants, and here for returners.
  • Your application consists of an online application, interview timeslot, photo of yourself, current resume, and two professional references – letters of recommendation are not necessary.
  • Sign up for an interview slot soon. Interviews are in the Orientation Office from Monday, November 27th – Wednesday, November 29th. If these dates do not work for you, please note on your application. 
  • Our hope is to notify you about your candidacy by Friday, December 1st.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact Erin Baker at
  • Nakiya Findley, HESA ‘15

    Complex Director, Providence College

    My experience working as a Graduate Coordinator for orientation provided me with an extensive insight to the inner workings of an orientation program. My goal was to grow and learn as a “professional” and instead I learned how to be my whole self, how to bring Nakiya into my work. Our environment encouraged authenticity.