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April 10, 2018

New Student Orientation Leaders at Lasell College

Mitchell Bolton '21 and Rosa Del Carmen Gomez '20 are among 12 Lasell students who have been selected to serve as orientation leaders this summer, supporting new students as they acclimate to campus life.

Bolton, a communications major, became an orientation leader to connect with new students and to help them with a successful transition. He wants to offer new students a positive perspective at their summer orientation.  

From his own orientation experience, Bolton remembers meeting some of his closest friends and spending time with his roommate. He looks forward to getting to know and working with members of the incoming class, and wants new students to understand that they are not alone in this new environment.  

"I think the benefits of being an orientation leader are working with such an amazing staff, working and meeting with new students, and spending more time at the place I have begun to call home," he said.            

Gomez, a journalism and media writing major, wants to make this upcoming orientation experience memorable for students, and also wants them to feel like they have learned more about their new surroundings. She hopes that each student will connect with at least one other, as well as herself, by the end of orientation.  

"I want them to be excited to start college because when I was entering college, I was terrified because I am a first-generation college student," said Gomez.  

Gomez hopes to guide her assigned students with their transition from high school to college, as well as help them to navigate their freshman year as their ally.  

To become an orientation leader, applicants must apply and attend a group interview, which involves activities focused on team work. They must then meet with orientation coordinators and two members of the Office of Student Activities.  

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at studentactivities@lasell.edu.