Apply to be a 2023 Orientation Leader

The 2023 Orientation Leader application will open on September 1st at 8am and close on September 22nd at 4pm.  The process includes an online application, group interviews, a creative personal introduction, and an invite-only individual interview.


The online application will have two parts. The first part includes questions regarding your major, year, involvements, and experiences at UGA. The second part will ask you to record a response to 1 video essay question. You will be given 3 minutes to prepare a response to each question and have 45 seconds to give your response. You will have the ability to re-record your answer once.


An applicant for the 2023 Orientation Leader team must:

  • Be enrolled full-time at the University of Georgia as an undergraduate student currently and for the Spring and Fall of 2023
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Not take classes or have another job during Summer 2023

An Orientation Leader will be expected to do the following:

  • Serve as a resource to students and families during and after Orientation by answering questions, sharing information and personal anecdotes, and connecting them to campus resources.
  • Serve as a group leader and discussion facilitator for students during each Orientation session.
  • Live in the Orientation residence hall throughout the summer.
  • Perform in skits and other presentations at Orientation.
  • Complete various orientation tasks including but not limited to providing an engaging tour of campus, serving on panels, administrative duties, and social media posts.

The 2023 Orientation Leaders must be available for the following dates:

  • November 30, 2022, 3:00pm-5:00pm
    • First Team Meeting
  • January – May 2023 Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Weekly Training Meetings
  • January 13 – 15, 2023
    • Orientation Leader Retreat
  • February 4, 2023
    • Team Meeting
  • February 18, 2023
    • Team Meeting
  • TBD (First or second weekend of Spring Break) – Will be known by early October
    • Southern Regional Orientation Workshop
  • April 22, 2023
    • Team Meeting
  • May 19 – 31, 2023
    • Orientation Leader Training
  • June 1 – August 4, 2023
    • Summer Orientation
  • June 24, 2023
    • Mid-summer Retreat
  • August 14, 2023
    • Late Orientation Session
  • August 15, 2023
    • Freshmen Welcome
  • Spring 2023
    • Register for UNIV 1204: Preparing for Peer Learning: Undergraduate Facilitator Training
  • Fall 2023
    • Co-Facilitate a UNIV Seminar Course
    • WelcomeUGA Events

**Any prospective applicant who is not available to participate in all of the aforementioned dates should not apply.

Group Interviews

Applicants who have submitted a completed application will be prompted to sign up for a group interview in the applicant portal. These interviews will be conducted October 12th-20th, 2022. Group interviews will take place in the Tate Student Center, Room 480. They will last approximately 1 hour and attire for these interviews is business casual. The last day to sign up for a group interview is Wednesday, October 10th at 5pm. 

Personal Introduction

The personal introduction provides us with more information about applicants who were offered an individual interview. ​ The personal introduction is submitted electronically in the applicant portal. Applicants should provide us further insight into their personality, what they love about UGA, and why they want to be an Orientation Leader. The personal introduction is due by Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at 5:00pm.

Individual Interview

Applicants invited to the individual interview process will be able to sign up for an interview time slot in the applicant portal. These interviews will occur November 2nd – November 11th, 2022. If invited for an individual interview, you will receive information regarding that next step, including location and time. The attire for these interviews is business professional, and these interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.

For additional information about the New Student Orientation program or the Orientation Leader experience, refer to or contact, Nic Laconico (, Director of New Student Orientation. Good luck!