Selection Criteria

Peer Academic Advisors (PAs) are students who:

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Are in good standing at the university
  • Will be returning to the university in the fall (excludes study abroad; graduating seniors are not eligible)
  • Are available to work with new students via e-mail, Zoom, phone, and/or various social media platforms during the summer
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Are able to respond quickly to New Spider inquiries during the summer
  • Are outgoing, enthusiastic, and concerned about others
  • Are available for training during spring semester
  • Students who will be traveling and out of contact for an extended period of time during the summer cannot serve as PAs
  • Students who will serve as full time UR Summer Research Fellows cannot serve as PAs