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Office of New Student Services
101 Wilsbach Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
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Orientation Staff Selection


OLs greeted over 1000 new students plus their parents/family members.

New OL Application and information

Orientation Leaders, otherwise known as OLs, are an integral aspect of the SUNY Oneonta's Orientation Program for both freshman and transfer students.
They are student leaders who are successfully navigating their college experience. They come to the position with varying levels of experience- some are freshmen and some are graduating seniors.

As one of the first faces that a new student comes to know, OL’s are peer leaders who are trained to help an entering students feel comfortable about our shared campus community. Because of the extensive training the OL's are required to attend, OL's are able to ease student's concerns by answering the many questions and concerns that new students and their parent's and guardians have.