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Orientation Overview

Orientation is designed to help entering students and their parents acclimate to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The goals of orientation are:
  • to introduce entering undergraduate students to the opportunities and responsibilities of academic life at the University;
  • to integrate entering students into life at the University by connecting them to other students, faculty and administrators, and by familiarizing them with the University's physical facilities;
  • to introduce students to university resources; and
  • to familiarize the parents of new students with the University experience.

Orientation Assistant Minimum Qualifications

  • Good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 - Orientation Assistants, 2.0 - Student Leaders
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Upperclassman by the Fall semester
  • Knowledgeable of and committed to the mission and goals of the University
  • Leadership potential, professional demeanor, strong work ethic, and willingness to take initiative
  • Positive attitude, high energy level, knowledge of and enthusiasm for the University
  • Good teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, and parents
  • Desire to learn about the University's community, programs, resources, policies, and procedures
  • Flexibility, responsibility, respectful, and willingness to assist others

Roles and Responsibilities of Orientation Assistant

  • Attend and participate in summer and fall training sessions
  • Serve as a positive representative of the University to new students and their guests
  • Answer questions about both social and academic aspects of University life
  • Be knowledgeable and assist students with online registration procedures and answer basic questions
  • Facilitate small group interactions on various topics, including course enrollment and student life issues
  • Work closely and cooperate with other Orientation Assistants and Basic Academic Services faculty and staff to develop, prepare, implement, and evaluate Orientation programs
  • Provide administrative support for the program, including preparation of Orientation materials
  • Work with Basic Academic Services faculty and staff to assist with and support all aspects of the Orientation program, including Move-In Day and Fall Orientation

**Orientation Assistants will also be expected to work Tuesdays and/or Thursdays (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) in the Fall and Thursdays only (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) in the Spring during Freshman Laboratory.**

Mrs. Annette D. Fields, Instructor/Counselor (870) 575-8775