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Clemson University

Orientation Ambassador Application

Please read the following information required for the Orientation Ambassador application.  


Late applications will not be accepted.

It is recommended to write your application responses in a word document first, then copy and paste into the text fields before submitting. This assures your responses will be secure and available to you after you've submitted your application. 


  • A minimum GPR of 2.5 is required (prior semester and cumulative) and verified through Student Records
  • Attend Clemson University as a full time student in the subsequent fall and spring semester
  • Be currently free of any academic or disciplinary probation as set by Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Integrity policy (verified through the Office of Community and Ethical Standards)
  • Must enroll and participate in EDC 3900-Leadership Course
  • Must be available for ALL training, including participation in a conference, programs, and activities (see below)


  • Assist in and encourage students and guests to participate in all orientation activities
  • Acquaint new students and guests with the campus environment and resources
  • Facilitate small group discussions on various topics at orientation
  • Represent Clemson University to students, guests and surrounding community
  • Assist with students' course registration and academic advising sessions
  • Assist with orientation check-in and session preparations
  • Assist with and be present at the January Orientation, prior to the start of the Spring semester
  • Assist with other programs dedicated to new students in the fall and spring semesters
  • Ambassadors cannot take classes during Summer Session I. Ambassadors may take Maymester and/or Summer Session II courses as long as their course schedule accommodates training sessions and office hours. 


  • Gain significant leadership experience
  • Make a lasting impact on all incoming students, parents and guests
  • Establish life-long friendships with fellow Ambassadors
  • Spend the summer in Clemson with free on-campus housing and various meals provided
  • Practice and improve upon your communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent career experience for your résumé for all professional endeavors after graduation
  • A great opportunity for networking and professional development
  • Create strong connections with Clemson University staff, faculty and administration
  • Get paid a summer stipend
  • Have one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences of your LIFE!

Application Process

Three-part application:

  1. Complete an online application (below)
  2. Participate in Orientation Ambassador selection group process interview (link provided after application is reviewed & approved)
  3. Participate in a 30  minute individual interview, after group interview selection process 

Application status:

  • Received - pending application. Application is being reviewed and the GPR and judicial status checks are pending.
  • Accepted - Application review is complete. The applicant may then sign up for the Group Process interview.
  • Declined - Application is incomplete or qualifications were not met.


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-January 10, 2018
  • Spring semester: EDC 3900 class- T/TH at 8am.
  • National Scholars weekend - February 24, 2018
  • Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) - March 16-18, 2018
  • Orientation Ambassador summer training (June)
  • Summer orientation sessions (June 11-July 18)
  • August orientation sessions (August 16-17)
  • January orientation session- January 2018

A resume is REQUIRED for your application. Once you have completed your application via a link provided below the submission button of your application. This process will have you submit your resume in a private DropBox folder -- shared only with the Associate Director of Student Transitions and Family Programs.  Your application status will NOT be marked received until the resume is received.

After you submit your application, your "status" will be emailed you directly. Once we receive your application, it will be marked as any of the following phases:

  • Received: Application is in initial review- application AND resume have been received.
  • Accepted: Application review is complete. We will still be conducting a judicial and GPA status check.
  • Declined: Application is incomplete, or qualifications not met. Sorry!

Group Process Time/Dates will be emailed to you once your application has been approved and accepted.

Our Office is located on the 9th (top) floor of the Edgar Brown Union should you have any questions. Please don't hesitate to come to the office to visit with Student Transitions and Family Programs staff.

Best of luck as you move through our application process!! We look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

2018 Orientation Ambassador Application

Please complete the following application thoroughly. 

You will need to provide a simple reference (name, email, and phone number) of someone who could speak to your ability to be an Orientation Ambassador.

Send an email to Erin Mayor if you have any questions at

Name *
Local | Clemson Address *
Local | Clemson Address
Contact Phone Number (cell) *
Contact Phone Number (cell)
Year in College *
Semesters at Clemson *
I Came to Clemson As A:
Education Information
If you're a new student and don't have a last semester GPA -- place a "NA".
If you're a new student, or don't have this information, place a "NA".
Residency *
Attempt to remember who your OA was. If you can't remember you can place "NA" or skip this question.
Application Questions
Please use time and thought as you answer the next series of questions. We do read each section of the application. Each response should be at least 250 words.
Please list any names, media, or resources that mentioned the OA position.
Please supply the name and contact information for a person to serve as your reference.
Answers submitted will be kept confidential. Please know that we seek applicants who are different and who represent ALL aspects of the Clemson University student body (examples could be: group affiliations, personal identities, special interests, unique qualities that have shaped the person you are, etc.).
Please review the following information. It is crucial you review the following dates and other requirements.
Tentative & Expected Orientation Ambassadors Dates *
Select all those that you are aware of and could commit to attending as a Orientation Ambassador.
Terms and Conditions
Do you currently have disciplinary changes (non-academic or academic) pending against you from high school, college, university, or other postsecondary educational institution? *
Have you ever been suspended or expelled for any reason from any high school, college, university, or other postsecondary education institution?
Terms and Conditions *
Clemson University is an affirmative action institution and does not discriminate regarding race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation or age. ----- I acknowledge that the information contained in this application is factual and is a realistic assessment of my abilities. Because I recognize that being an Orientation Ambassador carries with it both privileges and responsibilities, I hereby give my permission to the Office of Student Transitions & Family Programs to obtain information on my academic and campus disciplinary status. This information will be used for the sole purpose of determining my personal attributes for the Ambassador position.
Verification of Information Provided and Employment Background Check
Submission of this application indicates that you understand and agree that New Student and Family Programs will confirm that you have the minimum GPA required for the position, confirm you are in good standing with the Office of Community and Ethical Standards, and confirm you are in good academic standing at Clemson University. All offers for employment as a Orientation Ambassador are contingent upon a successful criminal background check.
Digital Signature *
Digital Signature
By typing your name below you are certifying that information you provide is accurate to the best of your knowledge. You digital signature will be recognized as an official signature on this document.
Today's Date *
Today's Date