University 101 Programs

Application and Selection Process

Step 1: Complete Application

Fill out the online application thoroughly with completed essays and recommender information. Be sure to note information about the interview sign-up process should you be selected for an interview.

Step 2: Recommendation Form

You will be asked to provide contact information for the person submitting a professional recommendation on your behalf. Your recommender will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the form once you have submitted your application. We encourage you to contact your recommender prior to submitting your application to ensure he/she is willing to serve as a reference and can meet the deadline listed below.

*Please note: Applications must be submitted online. Applications will not be considered complete until both an online application and recommendation form have been received.

Step 3: Interview

All selected applicants must participate in the group interview process where University 101 Programs staff, instructors, and peer/graduate leaders evaluate applicants’ skills and suitability for the peer leader position.

*Students studying abroad in the spring should follow the Study Abroad/Early Decision schedule below in order to be interviewed prior to departure and remain eligible to serve the following fall.

Step 4: Training

All peer leaders must attend a spring orientation and Team-Building workshop during the spring semester, along with an August training workshop. These events are mandatory as they help UNIV 101 Peer Leaders prepare for their role in the coming semester. Peer leaders also enroll in a specialized leadership development course, EDLP 520: The Teacher as Manager, during the semester they serve.


Selection Timeline for Fall 2016

Early Decision/Study Abroad Application Deadline*

October 25, 2015 by 11:59pm

Early Decision/Study Abroad Interview

Friday, November 13, 2015:
2:00-4:00pm & 4:30pm-6:30pm
Monday, November 16, 2015:
12:30-2:30pm & 3:00-5:00pm

Final Application Deadline

January 15, 2016 by 11:59pm

Final Group Interviews Day 1

January 28, 2016:
8:30-10:30am & 11:00-1:00pm

Final Group Interviews Day 2

January 29, 2016:
12:00-2:00pm & 2:30-4:30pm

Final Group Interviews Day 3

February 3, 2016:
12:00-2:00pm & 2:30-4:30pm

Selection Notification

February 19, 2016

Spring Peer Leader Orientation

April 2, 2016
Fall Peer Leader Training August 17, 2016

*Students studying abroad in spring 2016 must apply by this date; other students who apply by this date who are invited to participate in a group interview in November will be notified of their selection status prior to winter break.