Eagle Guides

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2023 UWL Eagle Guides (NSO)

Eagle Guide LogoEagle Guides are current UWL undergraduate students who serve as peer leaders for all new students at UWL. Eagle Guides assist with the implementation of START and/or New Student Orientation. Eagle Guides are well-respected, academically balanced leaders on campus. They are chosen based on their current and potential academic, interpersonal, and leadership qualities. 

We are no longer accepting applications for NSO Eagle Guides, but please consider applying for next year! 

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Why Apply?

  • Build leadership and communication skills
  • Learn more about campus resources and services
  • Meet other students from across campus
  • Connect with UWL Staff
  • Gain leadership experience and build your resume
  • Get compensated for your school spirit and leadership!


  • START Eagle Guide
  • New Student Orientation (NSO) Eagle Guide
  • Lead Eagle Guide 

Click on each tab in this section to learn about each position!

Applications are open! We look forward to connecting with you!

Have questions about serving as an Eagle Guide? Please contact Colleen Schulz at 608.785.8055 or cschulz@uwlax.edu.

START Eagle Guides

START is the process of engaging, informing, and assisting all new students and their guests (parents, family, friends, and other supporting figures) through the essential transition to a successful college experience. START Eagle Guides aid the facilitation of this process by providing new students, parents, and guests with an engaging introduction welcoming folks to campus and presenting in short sessions helpful resources that are integral to student success at UWL.

Please read the START Eagle Guide job description regarding responsibilities, expectations, time commitment, and compensation*. 

START Eagle Guide Description

2024 START Dates

  • June 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, and 24.

Students who serve as START Eagle Guides will have the option to serve as NSO Eagle Guides, but are not required to serve in that capacity.

Apply to be a START Eagle Guide: Click Here!

*Eagle Guides for START 2024 program should plan to apply in January 2024.

New Student Orientation (NSO) Eagle Guides welcomes over 2,200 new first-year and transfer students! The position exists to welcome and acclimate new students to the campus during New Student Orientation. The role consists of assisting with move-in weekend, promoting interaction among groups of new students by facilitating icebreakers and small group discussions on college transition-related concerns and opportunities, and being a part of NSO events. The time commitment is concentrated during Labor Day Weekend.

Please read the NSO Eagle Guide job description regarding responsibilities, expectations, time commitment, and compensation.

NSO Eagle Guide Job Description

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  • Training
    • Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29, 2023
  • NSO
    • Friday, August 30 through Labor Day Monday, September 2

Lead Eagle Guides are Eagle Guides with additional leadership responsibilities. Leads will act as mentors to Eagle Guides, serve as liaisons between New Student and Family Programs and campus partners, provide feedback and plan components of the START and New Student Orientation programs, and recruit and assist in the hiring process for Eagle Guides.

Lead Eagle Guide Job Description