View the UW's response to COVID-19. Our services and staff are available remotely and by phone. Because of the on-going situation, Advising & Orientation sessions have moved to a remote platform. For more information, view our Remote Advising & Orientation Updates page. (updated 5/6/2020) 

First Year Programs

Application Questions

Essay questions are listed below. We encourage you to compose your responses outside of the application first and then copy & paste into the application text boxes. Your responses are limited to a maximum of 250 words per question, but you do not have to use the entire 250-word count. 

  1. How do you define leadership and being a leader? 
  2. What do you hope to learn and gain from your experience as an Orientation Leader and why? 
  3. What do you believe new students and their families should learn from participating in Advising & Orientation? As an Orientation Leader, how will you help new students and their families learn this?
  4. Please include an activities list that describes relevant job experience, volunteer work, clubs and organizations you are involved with, hobbies, and any other activities you enjoy both on and off-campus. This list does not have to be limited to only organized or academic activities. For example, if you enjoy attending Husky sporting events, we’d like to know. The activities list is another way for us to get to know you. Please limit your response to a few paragraphs and/or bullet points.
  5. From your activities listed, select one activity and elaborate on what it meant to you and how it has shaped your Husky experience.


Please note that by submitting your application, you are giving FYP staff permission to access to your academic records to verify that you are in good academic standing. FYP will also verify that you are in good disciplinary standing with the office of Community Standards and Student Conduct. Please note that a low GPA or disciplinary record does not automatically disqualify applicants from the position.

The application for the Orientation Leader role closed on Sunday, January 19th at 11:59 PM PST.