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Student Leadership and Engagement

Orientation Ambassadors

2022-2023 OA Applications have closed

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. Orientation Ambassadors assist new students through their transition to Clemson by facilitating an introduction to campus and its resources. The team is selected each fall and participates in the subsequent summer orientation sessions.

Application Timeline Updates

Orientation Ambassadors Applications will be made available on the OA TigerQuest page during the Fall semester.

OA Recruitment will take place during the Month of October & Applications & Interviews will take place during the month of November.

Questions?! Contact the Orientation Staff.

  • What to Expect

    Orientation Ambassador is a premiere leadership positions on campus. If you are hired, here are some things to expect:


    • Orientation Ambassadors enroll in a 3-credit hour course in the Spring Semester titled EDSA 3900: Skills for Student Leaders. The course takes place on Tuesday’s and Thursdays from 8:00AM-9:15AM. EDSA 3900 prioritizes students’ personal identity and leadership foundations, while also including some role-based training. The curriculum seeks to consider the development of the whole person, challenging personal assumptions and exploring diversity, equity, & inclusion concepts. The course also includes instruction around Clemson campus & community context, so as to prepare students to meet the demands of the Orientation experience.


    • Orientation Ambassadors assist the National Scholars Program in facilitating National Scholars Weekend typically in the month of February. OA’s serve as escorts to the interview candidates and create connections with them as they share their Clemson experiences.


    • Orientation Ambassadors attend the NODA Region VI: Southern Regional Orientation Workshop typically in the month of March. OA’s will have the opportunity to meet other Orientation Leaders from across the region while exchanging best orientation practices. SROW is full of spirit, team morale, and friendly competition.


    • Early in the Orientation Ambassador experience, the graduate interns and professional staff members will put on a weekend long retreat for the new Orientation Ambassador team. This retreat allows the team so have some cohesion opportunities and develop our goals for the summer.


    • Orientation Ambassadors are the student facilitators of Ready, Set, Roar! Helping the professional staff in the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement, OA’s will lead a small group of incoming students and share with them not only their Clemson story, but Clemson resources as well to help those students successfully transition to campus. OA’s will move onto campus for the summer typically in the first week of June and will remain until the end of July once sessions have concluded.
  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions during this process, please don't hesitate to contact Matthew Boudreaux or our Orientation staff.

Student interacting with Orientation Ambassadors

Requirements and Benefits


  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 past-semester and cumulative GPA and continue to be in good standing with the University
  • Must be attending Clemson for the Academic year
  • Must NOT enroll in Summer Session courses
  • Must enroll and participate in EDSA 3900 (3-hour course) for Spring (and pass the course)
  • Have no extracurricular activity and/or employment interfere with ability to successfully carry out requirements of the position
  • Background check


  • Summer on-campus housing
  • Stipend
  • Training and orientation meals provided
  • Orientation uniforms and gear
  • Friendship & New love for Clemson
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