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Interested in Being a WOW Leader?

Want to be a huge impact on new students, Cal Poly, and the San Luis Obispo community? Apply to be a WOW Leader! Applications every Winter Quarter.

Spring Training FAQs

WOW Team Involvement

Getting involved with WOW is a great way to both give back by helping new students get adjusted to life at Cal Poly and in San Luis Obispo, as well as grow as a leader! Help train next year's 900 WOW Leaders and plan the Week as part of an over 60-year-old tradition!

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WOW Team

Applications every Fall Quarter

WOW Leads

Applications every Fall Quarter

Orientation Board, NSTP Executive Council

Applications every April

WOW Team is comprised of the Facilitators that assist the Orientation Board in training 900+ Leaders-in-Training. They evaluate Leaders-in-Training throughout Spring Training meetings to ensure we graduate the best Orientation Leaders possible! 

WOW Leads work directly with the Orientation Board to assist in planning programming for WOW Team and over 900 WOW Leaders and reach out to campus partners and partners in the community to help plan events and activities for new students during Week of Welcome!

The Orientation Board works directly with Pro Staff and supervises WOW Leads and WOW Team. The Board plans, organizes, and executes the entire Week of Welcome in the fall. They also coordinate programming for SLO Days during the summer. Orientation Board coordinates with campus and community partners, trains WOW Leads and Team, and presents leadership development training to 900 leaders.

 

 

 

Spring Training Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still apply to be an Orientation Leader?

Unfortunately, the application to be a 2020 Orientation Leader is now closed. Keep an eye on our website & social media for other opporunities to get involved!

How long will the Orientation Leader/Spring Training app be open?

The application is Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m. PST! NSTP will communicate the application due date via social media, so make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @cporientation!

How is COVID-19 impacting Spring Training & Orientation?

NSTP is currently working as a program to determine how to best move forward to adapt Spring Training for our orientation leaders while prioritizing the health and well-being of our community. The situation is ever evolving, and we thank you for being flexible and understanding during this process.

As guided by Cal Poly, with an abundance of caution, Spring Training will take place online this year. 

We still ask that those interested in being an Orientation Leader keep their Tuesday nights available from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. PST during Spring Quarter. 

How will Spring Training be structured?

As guided by Cal Poly, with an abundance of caution, Spring Training will take place online this year. 

We still ask that those interested in being an Orientation Leader keep their Tuesday nights available from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. PST during Spring Quarter. 

A complete overview of the updated Spring Training structured will be outlined in the mandatory Orientation to Orientation module sent to all LITs on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. All LITs will be emailed the Orientation to Orientation module to complete between April 7 through April 14. Completion of the Orientation to Orientation module is mandatory to continue forward with Spring Training to be an Orientation Leader.

NSTP is currently working as a program to determine how to best move forward to adapt Spring Training for our orientation leaders while prioritizing the health and well-being of our community. The situation is ever evolving, and we thank you for being flexible and understanding during this process. 

What is the Spring Training time commitment?

We ask all attending Spring Training to keep their Tuesday nights available from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST during Spring Quarter. 

Spring Training will also consist of online training modules that will be required to complete. The time it takes to complete these trainings may vary based on the content and the pace at which a Leader-in-Training (LIT) completes them. 

When will Spring Training begin?

The first mandatory online Spring Training module will be open from April 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. PST through April 14, 2020 at 6:59 p.m. PST. The module can be completed at any point during that window 

The first mandatory Spring Training meeting will take place Tuesday, April 21. Logistics and details will be covered in the Orientation to Orientation module.

I no longer want to be an Orientation Leader, what do I do?

If you are no longer interested in being an Orientation Leader, please email wow@calpoly.edu stating you would like to be removed from the Orientation Leader training and roster. 

I have not received a confirmation email for submitting my OL app, what do I do?

Confirmation emails are not automatically sent after an application is submitted. If you would like to check on the status of your application, please email wow@calpoly.edu and ask for your application status to be checked. 

I received an email saying my application is incomplete, but I thought I submitted it. What do I do?

For your Orientation Leader application to be complete, you must click "finish" at the bottom of the very last page, then close out of your web browser. If this step is not completed, your application will not be recorded as submitted. 

You can also email wow@calpoly.edu with your question, and they can add you to the list of "completed" apps.

How do know if my application was fully submitted?

Confirmation emails are not automatically sent out once you have submitted your application. If you have a question about your application status, please email wow@calpoly.edu and they can check the status of your application.

Those who have fully submitted their applications will receive weekly updates (at a minimum) via email from NSTP regarding Spring Training. 

How will I receive updates about Spring Training and my Orientation Leader application?

NSTP will send weekly updates (at a minimum) via email to all who have applied to participate in Spring Training relaying new information about our training format -  make sure to keep an eye on your inbox once you've applied!

NSTP will also regularly post on social media to keep Leaders-in-Training informed on the application process and Spring Training - follow us on Instagram and Facebook @cporientation. 

Are the dates on the Orientation Leader/Spring Training application accurate?

The Orientation Leader application was created before Cal Poly was impacted by COVID-19. The dates & time commitments currently listed on the application are now outdated.

NSTP is currently working as a program to determine how to best move forward to adapt Spring Training for our orientation leaders while prioritizing the health and well-being of our community. The situation is ever evolving, and we thank you for being flexible and understanding during this process. We still ask that those interested in being an Orientation Leader keep their Tuesday nights available from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. PST during Spring Quarter.

Updates on the structure of Spring Training will be communicated as soon as a final plan is in place. NSTP will send weekly updates (at a minimum) via email to all who have applied to participate in Spring Training relaying new information about our training format -  make sure to keep an eye on your inbox once you've applied!

NSTP will also regularly post on social media to keep Leaders-in-Training informed on the application process and Spring Training - follow us on Instagram and Facebook @cporientation. 

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