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Orientation Group Leaders

Guiding first year students and parents through the SOAR program are current students selected for their expertise and commitment to the first year experience. They are eager to help and will provide a clear and honest response as to their own college experiences.

What is an Orientation Group Leader?

To support new students in their transitions, SOAR was created in 1984.  Since that time, it has become an integral notable part of the first year program.  The essential purpose of SOAR is to provide entering students and parents with requisite information and structure for effective adjustment to the university environment and create a realistic perspective on corresponding academic and social demands.  SOAR is most about setting the stage for academic readiness and community integration. 

How do I apply to be an Orientation Group Leader?

If you are interested in applying to be an Orientation Group Leader for the summer of 2019, learn more about the application process or attend an upcoming information session.

Application Process

Meet Your OGLs!

Khadijah Allen 
2020 Communication | Brooklyn, NY

Nina Aurichio
2021 | Law & Society | Greenport, NY

Jordan Brown-Rose
2021 | American Studies | Wilbraham, MA

Liliana Campbell
2021 | Neuroscience | Springfield, MA

Jennifer Chamberland
2021 | Accounting | Clifton Park, NY

Mikenzie Crowther
2020 | Business Analytics and Information Management | Wilbraham, MA

Corey Deeves
2021 | Computer Engineering | Bristol, CT

Kaitlyn Feyre
2021 | Psychology | Westfield, MA

Kyia King
2020 | Psychology | Seekonk, MA

Salma Morando
2020 | Neuroscience | Tucson, AZ

Brendan O'Connell
2021 | Secondary Education-History | North Providence, RI

Adetayo Olatinwo
2021 | Health Studies | Monroe, CT

Meredith Smith
2020 | Information Technology | Northboro, MA

Zeno Smith
2020 | Law and Society | Drexel Hill, PA