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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

Recruitment for the Summer 2021 Orientation Team has been postponed to the Spring 2021 semester. We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated student leaders to assist us in welcoming our newest class of VCU Rams! 

If you are interested in receiving email updates on the recruitment and application process, please fill out the Orientation Leader 2021 Interest Form when it becomes available.

More information will be available in Spring 2021 so check back or email us at