The College is expecting approximately 2,500 incoming students to participate in the upcoming two-day New Student Orientation (NSO) program this summer, beginning in June. Volunteer staff, who have assisted with the NSOs in the past, have been a tremendous help in making this program a success. In addition, the student feedback from prior NSOs has been overwhelmingly positive. Students noted that they appreciated the opportunities provided to them to interact with various staff members throughout the entire duration of the program. We write at this time to invite you to participate in the NSO sessions for Fall 2014. These sessions will occur on the following dates:

-June 7 and June 8 (Saturday and Sunday)
-June 11 and June 12 (Wednesday and Thursday)
-July 1 and July 2 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
-July 9 and July 10 (Wednesday and Thursday)
-July 16 and July 17 (Wednesday and Thursday)
-July 30 and July 31 (Wednesday and Thursday)
-August 6 and August 7 (Wednesday and Thursday)
-August 14 and August 15 (Thursday and Friday)
-August 21 and August 22 (Thursday and Friday)

There are a variety of activities in which your support is needed on both days of the orientation, including the check-in process and guiding new students through the registration process. Please see below for more details regarding designated times and specific information regarding each of these activities:

Check-In Assistants
Volunteers are needed to welcome new students to CSI during the check-in process. Volunteers are paired with a New Student Orientation Leader and assist the Leader with checking-in new students and distributing materials for the NSO program.

On Day One of Each NSO:
(June 7, June 11, July 1, July 9, July 16, July 30, August 6, August 14, and August 21)
Time: 8:00am-9:10am, Volunteer Position: Check-In Assistants,  Number of Volunteers Needed: 10

Advisement Supplemental Staff
Please see the letter from the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) regarding more information about the advisement supplemental staff volunteers.

On Day Two of Each NSO:
(June 8, June 12, July 2, July 10, July 17, July 31, August 7, August 15, and August 22)
Time: 11:15am-1:15pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm,  Volunteer Position: Advisement Supplemental Staff,   Number of Volunteers Needed: 20 per time slot

Please consult with your supervisor regarding your intent in participating in NSO activity on the dates and times shown. Please forward your preferences to Vicki Lehrer, New Student Orientation at or you may sign up online.

If you have any questions regarding the assignments, the dates, or the NSO program overall, please do not hesitate to contact Kafele J. Khalfani, Director, New Student Orientation/CLUE and Residence Life at

Thank you in advance for your participation and support.