The Blue Crew

UNC Asheville Orientation Leaders smiling and pointing at Rocky the Bulldog

Apply to be an Orientation Leader Today!  Applications will close on October 31, 2019

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 and Polo
  • Housing June 5 - 27 (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 2020 Semester
  • 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 2020: time to be announced soon
  • Blue Crew Meet and Greet: Wednesday, December 4, time to be announced soon
  • MLK Day of Service: Monday, January 20
  • SROW: Western Kentucky University, Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15 (all expenses paid) 
  • BLITZ training: Friday, June 5 – Wednesday, June 10
  • Orientation prep meetings: June 14, June 17, June 21, June 24, August 13 
  • Transfer Orientation: June 12 and August 14 
  • Four overnight Freshmen sessions: June 15-16, June 18-19, June 22-23, June 25-26 
  • Live in the residence halls for BLITZ training and Orientation sessions (provided)
  • RendezBlue: August 14-16 
  • Other team-building activities throughout the Spring 2020 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.