University 101 Programs




Application and Selection Process

Step 1: Complete Application

Fill out the online application thoroughly with completed essays, information, recommender information, and preferred group interview times.

Step 2: Recommendation Form

You will be asked to provide contact information on your application for the person submitting a professional recommendation on your behalf.  Your recommender will receive an e-mail with the link and log-in information to access the form once you have submitted your application. Be sure to follow up with your recommender to ensure that your application is completed by the due date indicated 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 eligible applicants must must participate in the group interview process where representatives from the University 101 office, instructors, and peer leaders/graduate leaders will evaluate applicants’ skills relative to 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 2014

Early Decision/Study Abroad Application Deadline

November 6, 2013

Early Decision/Study Abroad Interview

November 15, 2013  2:00-4:00pm  OR 4:30-6:30pm

Final Application Deadline

January 17, 2014

Final Group Interviews Day 1

January 30, 2014
 8:30-10:30 am & 11:00-1:00pm

Final Group Interviews Day 2

February 5, 2014
12:00-2:00 pm & 2:30 -4:30 pm

Final Group Interviews Day 3

February 7, 2014
2:00-4:00 pm & 4:30 -6:30 pm

Selection Notification

February 21, 2014

Spring Peer Leader Orientation

March 22, 2014

*Students studying abroad in spring 2014 must apply by this date; other students who apply by this date and are invited to participate in a group interview November 15th will be notified of their selection status prior to winter break.