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Student Leader Recruitment

Smokey wants YOU to be an Orientation Leader! Each year, students who serve in this role help thousands of New Vols and make our programs and events successful.

Orientation Leaders

Use your leadership skills and your Big Orange pride to welcome over 5,000 New Vols to campus. Orientation Leaders help guide new students, families, and guests during one and two-day orientation sessions throughout the year in preparation for success at UT.  Orientation Leaders also help facilitate Welcome Week and Family Weekend programming.

2018 Orientation Leader applications will be live soon! Please refer back to this website for upcoming information. If you have any questions about being an Orientation Leader, contact the Office of New Student and Family programs at

Orientation Student Director Staff

The Orientation Student Director Staff is a team of dedicated undergraduate students who have previously served as Orientation Leaders.  They assist, lead, and facilitate programs hosted by the Office of New Student and Family Programs.  D-Staff members take their leadership and involvement experiences to the next level as they prepare for graduate school and/or future careers!  The 2018 Orientation Student Director Staff will be selected soon.

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