About Our Office

Our Mission

The Office of Orientation cares about students' transition into the university and helping them create a lasting connection with the University. Our Grand Orientation program is designed to help students and families make a positive and smooth transition into college from high school, another college or from the workplace. Attending Grand Orientation is the foundation of a student's college experience, and ensures to help create a successful start to their academic career.

Our office also offers student leadership experiences as Orientation Team and Shark Camp Team Leaders, among other opportunities throughout the year.

Office Staff

Heather Studenberg Director lancin@nova.edu
Joel Nemes Assistant Director jnemes@nova.edu
Maureen Dookie Administrative Assistant mdookie@nova.edu
Craig Johnson Graduate Assistant, Marketing and Outreach cj832@nova.edu
Rae Horton Graduate Assistant, Team Development rh1123@nova.edu