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Become a 2013 OL – Flier


Benefits are subject to change based on orientation programming

  • HOURLY WAGE: Starting at $7.25 per hour
  • Meals when working an orientation program (if meals provided)
  • Staff materials may include but are not limited to: staff shirts, name tag, and backpack.
  • On-campus housing for fall orientation programming (if housing is provided)

Other benefits include

  • Leadership skills
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with UTSA faculty, staff, and campus departments/offices
  • Develop skills in communication, public speaking, diversity and teamwork
  • Greater understanding of UTSA
  • Invaluable friendships and experiences

Time Commitment

There is a major time commitment to serving as a UTSA Orientation Leader in Training and a UTSA Orientation Leader.

  • The process begins when interested applicants submit their online applications at the beginning of the fall semester. Interested candidates must interview, be selected and accept a position as an Orientation Leader in Training (OLT).
  • During the end of the fall semester and over the winter holiday break, OLTs must attend a Meet and Greet and attend a OLT Retreat.
  • In the Spring semester, OLTs must register for and pass EDL 4953 - Special Studies in Educational Leadership, an upper division Leadership training course.
  • If selected at the end of the Spring semester, OLs must participate in a two week intensive training course, all Summer/Fall orientation programs (May-Aug) and Roadrunner Camp (Thur & Fri prior to Fall classes starting).
  • Please view the timeline page for details on specific dates

Application Process

Below is the UTSA OL application process.

  1. Review Job Eligibility/Requirements/Responsibilities
  2. Review the Recruitment/Training/Work Timeline
  3. Submit Electronic Application
  4. Select an Interview Time/Print Interview Confirmation
  5. Complete an Interview
  6. Pick-up Position Letter
  7. Accept/Decline Position
  8. Attend OL Meet & Greet & All Other Required Activities


Students must meet the following in order to be considered an eligible candidate for the position

  • Have pride and spirit for UTSA
  • Must be registered for a minimum of 9 credit hours at UTSA per Fall and Spring terms
  • Must have at least a 2.0 cumulative UTSA GPA for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
  • Must be in good standings with the university
  • Must not be on academic or disciplinary probation
  • Must be registered for Fall 2014 classes by May 2014
  • Must be available for all training / work schedule activities listed below


Orientation Leaders will have the following requirements as a part of the job

  • May to August MUST live in on-campus orientation housing (if housing is provided)
  • Cannot enroll in summer courses unless they are online or weekend ONLY courses


  • Lead students and/or family members in various orientation activities
  • Conduct campus tours
  • Perform "College Life Skit/Sociodrama"
  • Present "University 101", academic policy and procedures session
  • Assist with orientation check-in
  • Orient students to the ASAP registration process
  • Trouble shoot for orientation facilitators
  • Assist with Orientation and Family Programs' events (Family Weekend, Homecoming, etc.)
  • Serve on a committee for the Orientation Leader Association
  • Other duties as assigned

Questions about the UTSA Orientation Leader experience, contact

If you have any questions about being a UTSA OL, please contact the Orientation and Family Programs Office at 210-458-4724 or

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