Who are the Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders are UC Santa Cruz students that are highly trained to assist you in your exciting transition to becoming a UCSC Banana Slug!

On your orientation day, Orientation Leaders will assist in guiding you around campus, help during class enrollment, and answer your questions about campus resources.

Who are the Orientation Leaders?

The Orientation Office hires 100 to 130 current UC Santa Cruz students each year to welcome new students and families to the University. In preparation for service as Orientation Leaders, students participate in the University's Experiential Leadership program, which focuses on developing a leadership mindset, gaining skills and tools for building and being a part of a strong team and grow to better serve and lead others.