Orientation Ambassadors are students who are well-respected, academically successful leaders on campus. These students are chosen based upon their current and potential academic, interpersonal and leadership qualities. The team is selected each fall and participates in the subsequent summer orientation sessions.
Orientation is the process of assisting new students through the transition necessary for a successful college experience. Clemson University Orientation Ambassadors facilitate this process by providing new students, parents and guests with an introduction to campus and its resources. Clemson University's retention rate is a driving factor for our services, and it all begins before students even start their classes.
Learn more by visiting the Orientation Ambassador website - IT ALL STARTS HERE!
Applications are accepted during fall semester; offers are extended before winter break.
Complete an online application, including a résumé
Submit a statement of support (reference from a Clemson faculty or staff strongly recommended and encouraged)
Participate in Orientation Ambassador selection group process interview
Participate in an individual interview
If selected as an Orientation Ambassador, the Ambassador must be available for ALL training sessions and participate in the following conferences, programs and activities.
Orientation Ambassador winter retreat
Spring semester: EDC 3900 class. Ambassadors will automatically be enrolled.
National Scholars weekend
Southern Regional Orientation Workshop
Orientation Ambassador summer training
Summer orientation sessions
August orientation sessions
January spring semester orientation session