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

Welcome Crew Application Process

Recruitment and selection of Penn State’s Welcome Crew takes place each spring semester. Interested students will apply and participate in selection during February and March.

Interested students should:

    1. Submit an application and current résumé via psu.jobs.
    2. Participate in an individual interview during the month of March.

Orientation Leader Application Process

More information regarding the application process for the 2021 Orientation Leaders will be available here in Fall 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:

Welcome Crew

  • Be available to work NSO beginning Wednesday, May 13, 2020 through Sunday, August 23, 2020
    • Welcome Crew members assisting with NSO Check-In and Welcome Week planning will average 15 hours/week in May, June, July, and August and must be available from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday for NSO Check-In. The balance of the weekly schedule for those Crew members assisting with Welcome Week planning will be created based on individual availability.
      • Thursday, July 23- Sunday August 16: There is no NSO Check-In during these dates. The entirety of the 15 hours will be made based on a mutually agreed upon schedule with your supervisor.
    • Welcome Crew members who only have NSO Check-In responsibilities will average 10 hours/week in May, June, July, and August and must be available from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Sunday-Thursday for NSO Check-In.
      • NSO Hiatus: Thursday, July 23 – Sunday, August 16. There are no NSO check-ins during this time.