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Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP)

Dear %%First Name%%,

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to further develop your leadership skills? Consider becoming a Welcome Week Leader! As a Welcome Week Leader, you will have the fantastic opportunity to lead a group of first-year students in their transition from high school to the University of Minnesota during Welcome Week.

What will you get out of it?


Deepen awareness of your own strengths and leadership style. Practice inclusive communication and facilitation strategies for building connections and community. Increase mindfulness and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, philosophies, and cultures. Develop tolerance of ambiguity and critical decision-making ability in a complex environment. Explore new knowledge about the University campus, community, and resources.

Compensation and Benefits

Volunteer position. Meals will be provided during August training sessions and throughout Welcome Week. Parking will be covered during spring and August training and throughout Welcome Week for those commuting from more than 1 mile off campus. T-shirts and other freebies will be provided during Welcome Week.

To find more information and the application, go to

The application deadline is today, Wednesday, February 17, at 11:59 p.m.!

If you have any questions, feel free to call at 612-624-1979 or email


Jordan Steger & Patrick English
Welcome Week Student Program Coordinators
Orientation & First-Year Programs

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities | 612-624-1979 |