The University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience has announced 17 new orientation assistants and two orientation coordinators for the 2014-2015 year, including Jessica Guilbeaux, of Kansas City, Kan.
Guilbeaux, an orientation assistant, is the daughter of George and Rhonda Guilbeaux and a graduate of Piper High School. She is a sophomore in computer engineering.
Orientation assistants are students whose job is to make the transition to KU a positive and engaged experience. These OAs will guide first-year students and their families through their orientation, assist with advising and enrollment, answer questions and offer their perspective on life as a Jayhawk.
Students beginning KU in the fall 2014 semester will attend orientation and enroll in classes starting in April for transfer students and June for freshmen.
Orientation programs continue throughout the summer. OAs and OCs will serve more than 10,000 new students, parents and guests as part of the orientation program.
First-Year Experience works in partnership with new students to create environments that help them discover, engage and belong at KU. Programs such as this contribute to the university’s goal to increase retention among students and improve the graduation rate.