Each spring, the Dean of Students Office selects approximately 100 students to serve as a part of the Orientation Team for the following fall from a pool of almost 200 students. These students help with events throughout orientation, including moving new student belongings into residence halls. If you have any questions during orientation, please do not hesitate to ask an Orientation Team member (OT).
Below, you will find information about Orientation Team involvement opportunities, the timeline for the application process as well as the link to get started on your application. We hope you will apply and look forward to seeing you in August!
OT Leaders are upperclass students, who support the Dean of Students office in final orientation preparations and oversee the OTs throughout orientation. Some of their responsibilities include:
If you are interested in being an OT Leader, you must have previously been an OT and must not have any additional commitments to other programs (i.e. Stride, Health Advisors, Union Board, Residence Life) during orientation. In addition to the application process, OT Leaders, if selected to move forward in the process, will be asked to participate in a short interview with at least one member of the Dean of Students staff and previous OT Leaders.
OTs are the heart of the orientation process and what really make the programs and services that we offer to new students and their parents possible. OTs will be asked to assist with a wide range of responsibilities during orientation including but not limited to: