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Orientation team

Each new academic year, New Student and Family Programs selects enthusiastic, qualified and resourceful students to serve as Orientation Leaders. During Orientation, Orientation Leaders serve in various capacities to assist students and families, conduct administrative work and oversee the student experience.

Orientation Leaders are happy to answer any questions you have about Orientation or life at VCU.

Meet the team

Our Orientation Team consists of the following peer leaders:

Student Coordinators

Ashana Jackson (She/Her/Hers)

Jordan James (She/Her/Hers)

Katrina Nelson (She/Her/Hers)

Mikaela Murdock (She/Her/Hers) 

Shane McFadden (He/Him/His)

Summer 2021 Orientation Leader Recruitment

Orientation Leader recruitment has now closed for Summer 2021. Our next recruitment cycle will take place in Fall 2021 for Summer 2022. If you have any questions, please email us at