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First Year and Conference Services

Program InformationConference Services

Through Conference Services, you can reserve spaces for camps, conferences, events, workshops, retreats, and more. Click here to make a reservation.

Leadership Development

B.O.L.D., or Basics Of Leadership Development, is our low ropes challenge course. Through B.O.L.D., students learn leadership skills, while simultaneously obtaining their degree.

First Year Services

Our First Year Services houses a multitude of programs to better acquaint students with campus life. See descriptions of all of our programs below.


Summer Staff

Do you like....

  • Playing with kids and providing a positive influence for them to remember for a lifetime?
  • Being involved in the community?
  • FREE housing and FREE food all summer long?
  • Earning a steady paycheck?
  • Unique experiences to add to your resume including administrative and logistical experience?
  • Spending time with friends all summer long?

This is only a small fraction of what Summer Staff has to offer!

If any of these seem appealing to you consider applying for Summer Staff at Carson-Newman. This is a full-time summer position, including pay, free housing, and free food. This position requires a 2.0 minimum GPA. If you have any questions about the position, please send all questions to AJ Hedges at



Bridge Staff

The Bridge Program is designed to support students in the difficult transition to college life.  Bridge students complete class credits during a specialized four-week program, have opportunities to develop social connections, volunteer in the community, learn valuable academic and real-life skills, and have lots of fun attending trips to local attractions like white-water rafting, zip lining, or Dollywood!

Bridge Staff spend time connecting with the students, chaperoning trips, tutoring, and supporting the goals of the Bridge Program. The Bridge Staff members are high quality leaders and mentors.  Bridge is two four-week long sessions during the summer, so the position commitment is approximately 10 weeks, including time for preparation. Staff will also be asked to continue maintaining mentoring relationships with the students into the Fall semester as schedules allow. During the duration of the program, this position is a full-time commitment, and Bridge Staff receive pay, free food, and free housing during the time they work the program during the summer. This position requires a 2.5 minimum GPA. If you have any questions, please contact Cheri Intveld at


Orientation Leader

Do you call Carson-Newman your home? Do you want to make an impact on the incoming class? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you should apply to be an Orientation Leader! Being an Orientation Leader is one of the most rewarding experiences on this campus. In just one short week, you have the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of people that you otherwise might not have the chance to meet. Orientation Leaders get to move into the residence halls early, receive a stipend, gift, and lots of free t-shirts! This position requires a 2.0 minimum GPA. If you have any other questions, feel free to stop by Butler-Blanc!

Eagle Guide

Being an Eagle Guide gives you an opportunity to be a mentor to first year students, and help others with things you may have struggled with in your own college transition. Eagle Guides coordinate the First Year Friday events to get first year students involved with the rest of campus. As an Eagle Guide, you will attend one LA 101 class each week as a resource for your students, and coordinate FY-FRI events each semester. This position is a year-long commitment to connecting with students and staff and being a resource for the FYCS family and our students. This position requires a 2.5 minimum GPA.Eagle Guides receive a stipend and gift, as well as a FREE class credit (first time Eagle Guides)!  


Student Life Coach

 Being a Student Life Coach is a great way to put your academic and leadership skills in action! This program is designed to support freshmen in introductory classes during their fall semester. SLCs lead weekly group sessions associated with an ASE class. During these sessions, SLCs will help with homework, build positive relationships, teach problem solving and time management skills, and act as a resource. This position is for the fall semester only and SLCs will receive a stipend and gift upon successful completion of the program. This position requires a 2.5 minimum GPA.



 We're excited for you to join the FYCS Family!


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