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How to Apply

Selection as an Orientation Leader is a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth. Find the application below to apply for the 2022 team!

The Orientation Leader application is closed.

Applications for the Orientation Leader team open each year in the fall. Follow our social media for updates!


 Application and Selection Process

The application process to be an Orientation Leader is designed to showcase your strengths, personality and what you bring to a team. Applications are due on Friday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Apply here.

Step 1: Interest Meeting

Attend an Interest Meeting to hear from professional staff and former Orientation Leaders about what it means to be a part of our office. Learn more about required dates, Spring Training, Intensive Training and the role during Summer Orientation. These are not required, but highly encouraged. All will be held in Russell House rm. 303 during the dates and times below:

  • Monday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. in RHUU 303
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. in RHUU 303
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. in RHUU 303

Step 2: Apply

Complete the online application on our website. The application is an opportunity for the Office of New Student Orientation to learn more about who you are and why you want to be an Orientation Leader. On the application, we will also ask you to provide one recommendation letter from a mentor or supervisor. Applications are due on Friday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.

Step 3: Interview

The individual interview process provides an intimate setting to share your experiences and desire to serve as an Orientation Leader. Not all applicants who submit an application will be selected for an interview. Should you be selected for an individual interview, you will be invited to select an interview time beginning Nov. 4. Interviews are Nov. 8 – Nov. 16. Business casual attire is recommended for interviews. 

Step 4: Selection 

Candidates will be informed of their decision by Nov. 19 through the e-mail submitted in their application. Candidates who were not selected and wish to receive feedback on their interview may request a meeting by emailing

Additional Information

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the Orientation Leader application and selection process. If you have further questions, please email

  • There is not a specific number of Orientation Leaders we hire. Typically, our team ranges from 45-55 Orientation Leaders.
  • You do not have to attend an interest meeting, but it is highly encouraged.
  • You do not have to be an extrovert to be an Orientation Leader! South Carolina has a diverse student body, and our Orientation Leader Team should represent that diversity.

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