Are you ready to commit to being bold and impacting new students at the University of Georgia? Do you want to welcome the next generation of Dawgs to the University you love? If you’re ready to learn, lead, be challenged , grow, and serve… Become an Orientation Leader! The OL experience is a rewarding experience that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth.

The Orientation Leader Application is now live. Click here to begin your 2021 Orientation Leader Application. All applicants will need to create an account to fill out an application. Please use your UGA email address when creating your account.

In addition to providing basic personal information, applicants will submit a resume and a contact to serve as a reference. All applications should be submitted, with all supporting materials, by December 21, 2020 at 5pm. You will be able to sign up for a group interview after submitting your application.

By applying to be an Orientation Leader, you give New Student Orientation permission to review your academic records, including high school & UGA GPA and University of Georgia judicial & academic honor record. If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements or are not in good standing with the University, you will be notified via your UGA email that you will not be continuing in the selection process.

Information Sessions

Applicants are required to attend one of our Information Sessions to learn more about the Orientation Leader experience, meet the New Student Orientation professional staff, and hear from previous Orientation Leaders. Information Sessions will take place virtually on the following dates:

Group Interviews

Applicants who have submitted a completed application will be prompted to sign up for a Group Interview. These interviews will be conducted January 13-15, 2021. All Group Interviews will take place virtually. You will be provided a Zoom link prior to your interview time. They will last approximately 1 hour and attire for these interviews is business casual.

Personal Introduction

The Personal Introduction provides us with more information about students participating in the Individual Interview process. Submitted electronically in the application 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 piece is due by 5:00pm on Sunday, January 24, 2021. All applicants moving forward in the interview process will need to submit their Personal Introduction before they will be able to sign up for an Individual Interview.

Individual Interview

Applicants chosen to continue to the Individual Interview process will be able to sign up for an interview time slot in the application portal. All applicants must turn in their Personal Introduction piece before signing up for an Individual Interview. These interviews will occur January 25-29, 2021. All Individual Interviews will take place virtually. You will be provided a link for the interview via your email. 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 Tori Tanner (

All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 for consideration.