The Blue Crew

2018 Student Orientation Leader Team Picture

Applications for the Blue Crew have closed for the 2018-2019 academic year.  

Our Orientation Leaders, known as the Blue Crew, play a critical role in introducing new students to UNC Asheville and sharing their experiences as successful UNC Asheville students. They participate in a semester-long course, a regional conference in the spring, and a leadership training week in June in order to learn everything there is to know about campus and all the great ways to help you get ready to become a Bulldog!

During the summer, the Blue Crew assists our incoming students and their families in becoming the newest members of the UNC Asheville community, excited and prepared to come to UNC Asheville. The Blue Crew diligently works to ensure that our new students have a positive orientation experience.

Benefits of being on the Blue Crew

  • Gain significant leadership experience
  • Develop professional relationships with faculty and staff
  • Acquire effective communication skills including presenting to peers
  • $500 stipend, distributed in 4 payments (schedule to be determined)
  • Team t-shirt
  • Housing June 8 - 29 (tentative); majority of meals for training and orientation

Responsibilities of Blue Crew Members

  • Participate in all orientation events and trainings
  • Facilitate the transition for new students and their families to campus and community life
  • Acquaint new students with campus services and building locations
  • Prepare orientation materials
  • Respond to questions, concerns, and anxieties of students and families

Qualifications to be a part of the Blue Crew

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing with the University
  • Returning student for fall 2019
  • Committed to the Blue Crew
  • Able to work with a diverse group of people
  • Be a role model
  • Have an open mind and positive attitude

Requirements of Blue Crew Members

  • Weekly class meetings for spring 2019: time to be announced soon
  • Blue Crew Meet and Greet: Wednesday, December 5, time to be announced soon
  • MLK Day of Service: Monday, January 21
  • SROW: Coastal Carolina University, Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17 (all expenses paid) (tentative)
  • BLITZ training: Saturday, June 8 – Thursday, June 13 (tentative)
  • Orientation prep meetings: June 16, June 19, June 23, June 26, August 15 (all tentative)
  • Transfer Orientation: June 14 and August 16 (tentative)
  • Four overnight Freshmen sessions: June 17-18, June 20-21, June 24-25, June 27-28 (all tentative)
  • Live in the residence halls for BLITZ training and Orientation sessions (provided)
  • rendezblue: August 16 – 18 (tentative)
  • Other team-building activities throughout the spring 2019 semester

Being a member of the Blue Crew takes priority over outside work obligations and travel plans for the OL class, SROW, and the month of June.  Students may not take Session 1 classes over the summer; Session 2 classes will still be an option.