OTeam Requirements

Students who are interested in applying for Penn State’s OTeam must meet the following requirements:

  • be a current full-time undergraduate student who plans to be enrolled at University Park in fall 2020
  • obtain at least 24 credits by the end of spring 2020
  • have maintained a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • be in good disciplinary standing with the University
  • pass a background check

OTeam Selection Process

Orientation Leader Application Process

Recruitment and selection of Penn State’s Orientation Leaders takes place each fall semester. Interested students will apply and participate in selection during October, November, and December to allow for enrollment in our required training course (HIED 303), offered in the spring semester.

Interested students should:

    1. Submit an application and current résumé via psu.jobs by Monday, December 2
    2. Attend an optional info session. Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend an info sessions to learn more about becoming an Orientation Leader:
      • Wednesday, November 20: 8:00-8:45 p.m. in 110 HUB-Robeson Center
    3. Participate in an individual interview during the month of December

Welcome Crew Application Process

In the spring, we recruit Penn State’s Welcome Crew. We’ll have more details in Spring 2020.

OTeam Commitments

Part of deciding to apply to be a member of the OTeam is knowing what is required of you. We’ll cover this information in person, but to help you plan please note that successful applicants will:

Orientation Leader

  • enroll in and successfully complete HIED 303
    • HIED 303 is a three-credit training course during the spring 2020 semester that will meet Tuesdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. starting on January 28, 2020
  • participate in two all-day retreats on Saturday, February 1 and Saturday, March 28 2020
  • be available to work NSO beginning Wednesday, May 13, 2020 through Sunday, August 23, 2020, averaging 35 hours/week, with early morning, late evening, and weekend hours required
    • an NSO hiatus is scheduled from Saturday, July 18 through Sunday, August 16, during which there are no work commitments

Welcome Crew

We’ll have more details in Spring 2020. If you’d like to be notified when we launch Welcome Crew applications, please add your name here.

Results Will Vary* Cast

We’ll have more details in Spring 2020. If you’d like to be notified about auditions for the cast, please add your name here.