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Benefits are subject to change based on orientation programming

  • HOURLY WAGE: Starting at $9.00 per hour
  • Meals provided when working an orientation program that includes meals for participants
  • 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 for orientation participants)

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 significant 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 two mandatory events.
  • In the Spring semester, OLTs must register for and pass EDL 4953 - Special Studies in Educational Leadership, an upper level Leadership training course.
  • If selected at the end of the Spring semester, OLTs must participate in two weeks of training to prepare them to work all Summer/Fall orientation programs (May-Aug) and Roadrunner Camp (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 and earn a minimum of 9 credit hours at UTSA per Fall and Spring terms
  • Must have at least a 2.0 cumulative UTSA GPA (cumulative & semester) for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
  • Must be in good standing with the university
  • Must not be on academic or disciplinary probation
  • Must be registered for Fall 2017 classes by May 2017
  • Must be available for all training / work schedule activities


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
  • Other requirements are listed in detail within the 2017 Orientation Leader Job Description under the Responsibilities section


  • Lead students and/or family members in various orientation activities
  • Conduct campus tours
  • Perform "College Life Skit" and the Roadrunner Walk
  • Present "UTSA 101", an 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.)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • View the 2016-2017 Orientation Leader Job Description

*2017 Orientation Leader Job Description will be available at OL Retreat, please note job description is subject to change at the discretion of the Orientation and Family Programs Office.

Questions about the UTSA Orientation Leader experience?

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

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