Orientation Team


UCF’s Orientation Team, or O-Team, is comprised of current undergraduate students who are dedicated to the university and to helping others. O-Team members assist in the facilitation of all Freshman, or First Time in College (FTIC), and Transfer student Orientation sessions on UCF’s Main Campus. O-Teamers are trained as campus experts to transition new Knights and their guests into the UCF community and assist with academic advising and class registration.

The O-Team is a very prestigious group of student leaders at UCF and are chosen after a competitive application process. Being an O-Teamer is a paid experience, and students that are selected will be required to participate in all summer, fall, and spring Orientation sessions. O-Teamers serve as role models for all current and future students and embody all five tenants of the UCF Creed.

Selection

Selection to be a member of UCF’s O-Team is an honor and a rewarding opportunity for both personal and professional growth. Each year, First Year Experience selects a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate student leaders to assist with implementing Orientation programs on the Main campus. During this memorable experience, O-Team members serve as peer educators, peer advisors, group facilitators, performers, resource contacts, and role models to incoming students, and their families, in their transition to UCF.

Students are required to take a two credit hour class during the spring semester. During this class, O-Teamers learn about diversity, communication skills, and leadership techniques to prepare for the summer ahead. They also practice group facilitation and presentation skills in preparation for Orientation. O-Teamers hear presentations from a variety of campus offices and can use this experience as an opportunity to build their UCF network.

Following the application, qualified applicants will be contacted regarding a time to participate in a group interview. This will be followed by an individual interview with First Year Experience staff. Applicants selected for membership on O-Team will be notified by the end of the semester.

Applications

2020 O-Team applications are now available!

Please review the 2020 O-Team Application Process and 2020 O-Team Position Description before applying.

Required Application Materials:

  • General Application
  • Essay Question Responses
  • Current Resume
  • One Recommendation Form (Must be completed by someone with knowledge of your character and work ethic and cannot be a family member or close friend.)

Interested in learning more? Attend an Information Session to get more information and have the chance to ask questions to former O-Teamers.

2020 O-Team Information Sessions are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 2, 10 a.m. in Student Union – Key West 218CD
  • Monday, October 7, 3 p.m. in Neptune Multipurpose Room
  • Wednesday, October 9, 4 p.m. in Neptune Classroom
  • Thursday, October 10, 11:30 a.m. in Student Union – Cedar Key 223
  • Thursday, October 10, 3:30 p.m. at Rosen campus, room 102R
  • Monday, October 14, 6 p.m. in Neptune Multipurpose Room
  • Tuesday, October 15, 5 p.m. in Neptune Multipurpose Room
  • Monday, October 21, 4 p.m. in Teaching Academy 202A
  • Wednesday, October 23, 6 p.m. in Neptune Classroom
  • Thursday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. in Business Administration 1 212

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! In this selection process, we are also seeking O-Teamers to serve at UCF Downtown! The position description, duties, and commitments related to the position do not change. You would simply be welcoming new students and their guests at UCF Downtown.

No! While Information Sessions are highly encouraged, they are not required as part of the application process.

Email oteam@ucf.edu with your conflict and reason and we will discuss options! This should not prevent you from applying.

This may be the first position you apply to that requires a letter of recommendation. It may be challenging to determine who would be best to write you a letter, but think about everyone you interact with here at UCF and even before! You likely have many more options than you realize.

The application is now due on October 27 by 11:59 p.m.!

O-Teamers are expected to provide their own housing accommodations, either on or off campus, at their own expense. The Department of Housing and Residence Life is able to provide on-campus housing to O-Teamers for the summer, if the O-Teamer requires it and at their own expense.

 

Once you have reviewed all information and attended an Information Session, click here to apply!

 

If you would like to receive email updates about joining the 2020 O-Team, complete the Interest Form!

Are you a UCF faculty or staff member who would like to recommend a student to apply for O-Team? Fill out this form!

Have questions? Contact the Lead O-Teamers at oteam@ucf.edu.