Office of New Student Orientation Programs

Orientation Leaders

file-6.jpegOrientation Leaders carry out the mission of the Office of New Student Orientation Programs by welcoming ALL new students to the University of Toledo. They assist in the transition to UToledo by introducing new students to campus life, connecting them to academic, social, and health resources, and sharing their stories as a UToledo student. Learn more below about the orientation leader application process, and if you have any questions, email! 

Click here for the 2021 Orientation Leader Position Description

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Click here for the 2021 Orientation Leader Application

Log in via InvoNet to submit your application! 


Application Opens Monday January 25, 2021
Application Closes Sunday March 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Individual Interviews March 29 - April 7, 2021
First Team Meeting Week of April 12, 2021

In order to apply, students must complete an online application through InvoNet. Selected candidates will be invited to an individual interview with the New Student Orientation Programs professional staff. 


All interested applicants are encouraged to attend a 30 minute virtual information session to learn more about the position and meet current and former orientation leaders. 

Click here to view all upcoming Information Sessions in InvoNet. 

Date and InvoNet Link
Monday February 1 at 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday February 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday February 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday February 25 at 4:00 p.m.
Friday March 5 at 4:00 p.m.



The application for the 2021 Orientation Leader position will open January 25, 2021. 

Job Description

O-Team leaders facilitate small groups, assist with the check-in process for Rocket Launch, create connections with incoming students and their guests, and assist with the course registration process. O-Team leaders are here to guide you through your Rocket Launch session and answer any questions you have about being a UToledo student! 

Orientation Leaders make up our Orientation Team (O-Team), a group of student leaders who support our incoming students as they start their journey as Rockets.  


  • Work in teams and as individuals to facilitate orientation for all new students each day of the program (both virtual and in person program options will be available for new students in 2021). Groups may include first-year, non-traditional/adult, and/or transfer students.  

  • Acquaint new students and their families with academic support services, educational opportunities, policies and procedures, and campus services and resources.  

  • Facilitate activities that will help students become better acquainted with one another and the institution.  

  • Serve as a positive role model for incoming students.  

  • Engage with new students and their family members or guests in a professional and positive manner.  

  • Attend and be active participants in training and development activities  

  • Participate in preparation for each program: set up facilities, check in families, escort participants to sessions, answer questions, collaborate with University staff, etc.  

  • Abide by and reinforce all University regulations, including abiding by Rocket Prevention Principles 

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Leadership Development: Orientation Leaders will participate in training designed to improve their leadership skills, including (but not limited to) public speaking, conflict management, diversity and inclusion, goal setting, and reflection.    

  • Payment: Orientation Leaders are paid $8.80 per hour of service (including paid training). Paychecks are issued every two weeks via the University payroll schedule, as long as time sheets are submitted online on time.   

  • Meals: Leaders receive lunch on in-person program dates.  

  • Housing: For students whose permanent address is more than 25 miles away from campus, limited housing in one of the residence halls will be available if requested in their application.   

  • Uniform: You will be provided two shirts and a nametag to wear for program days, as well as PPE (masks, face shields, gloves), if requested. 

  • Parking: Free parking is available during training and on program days. Orientation Leaders living on campus must purchase a parking pass if they want to park their vehicle on campus.   

Time Commitment

  • All Orientation Leaders attend an all-day paid training May 24 through May 28, with an additional day of training on June 1. 
  • Orientation Leaders are expected to work every Rocket Launch day (both in person and virtual programs) through all of June and until mid-July, with the opportunity to work additional virtual programs through August.  
  • If available, Orientation Leaders are expected to assist with August programs, Rocket Welcome Weekend activities, 2022 Orientation Leader recruitment, and winter programs.  

Click here to fill out our O-Team interest form to be notified when the application opens! 



Last Updated: 1/22/21