Orientation Workshop Leaders

Orientation Workshop Leaders, or OWLs as we affectionately refer to them, are highly trained student leaders whose job is to help you adjust to life at Bloomsburg University. There are more than 75 spirited and talented OWLs who will serve as your personal hosts and share their experiences, tips and strategies for success.

OWLs range from sophomores to seniors and cover nearly every major offered at BU. They live on and off-campus and are each involved in an average of at least three other student organizations on campus.

Office Hours

Our office is open from 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. We are located on the first floor of Elwell Hall, you must stop at the front desk of Residence Life to access our office. You may also contact us via phone, 570-389-4595, or e-mail, owls@bloomu.edu.

Meet the Staff!

Listed below are staff members who may be in contact with you to provide information on the components of your application, to set up an interview, or to update you on your application status. You may interact with all of us, or just a few, but we are all here to support you in this process:

Kayla May, Assistant Director for New Student Orientation and Family Programs

Jodie Roth, Administrative Assistant

Maggie Anthony, OWL Student Assistant, orientation@bloomu.edu
Bryson Purcell, Graduate Assistant, orientation@bloomu.edu

*Interested in applying to be an OWL for the 2018-19 academic year? 

OWL Position Description (pdf)
Application Form 
Recommendation Form
Follow steps located on the right side of the page.
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Important Dates to Remember

Application Opens: October 2nd
Applications Due: November 3rd
Individual Interviews: February 5 – 16th

OWL Selection Committee

Current OWLs that take part in the interview and hiring process.
Notes: This is not a work-study position…if you have another job on campus, you can be an OWL! CLE Leadership Certificate is NOT required to be an OWL!!!

Step 1 - Complete your application and submit it to the Orientation office. After careful screening of applications, you will be notified whether or not you have been selected to move on to Step 2.

Step 2 - A staff person screens your application and an OWL contacts you for a professional interview to: a) Get to know you better and
b) Help you get to know the OWLs better.

Step 3 - The Orientation staff reviews the interview notes provided by the interviewers. Based on this feedback, some applicants will be elected to move to the Group Interview stage.

Step 4 - Group interviews allow us to learn more about your team work and leadership skills, as well as see more of your personality!

Step 5 - After group interviews, some candidates will be chosen to participate in a final selection activity. Those selected will be notified via their BU email address shortly following the group interviews.

Welcome to OWLs!

If you are offered a position, in the weeks following your acceptance, you will receive information about your new leadership role as an OWL! Your commitment begins with the mandatory overnight OWL retreat in late March or Early April.