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Student Leader Recruitment

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) use their leadership skills and Big Orange pride to welcome nearly 5,000 New Vols to campus. These student leaders help guide new students, families, and guests during one and two-day orientation sessions throughout the year in preparation for success at UT. OLs also help facilitate Welcome Week and Family Weekend programming.

Are you interested in being an OL in 2019? Click here for a complete job description and overview of the selection process

Orientation Recruitment Important Dates

Candidates interested in serving as a member of the 2019 Orientation Leader team should be aware of the following dates:

Applications Open Monday, September 10, 2018
Applications Close Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 11:59 PM
Notification of Group Interview Time Friday, October 12 by 5:00 pm EST
Group Interviews (Round 1) Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (Various Times)
Individual Interviews (Round 2) Monday, November 5, 2018 – Friday, November 9, 2018 (Various Times)
Orientation Leaders Selected Monday, November 19, 2018


Want to apply?

Orientation Leader applications are currently closed for the 2019 OL Team.  If you are interested in serving on the 2020 Orientation Leader team, please check back in fall 2019 for more details.


If you have any questions about being an Orientation Leader, contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs at 865-974-4546 or

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