First Year Experience

UCF’s Orientation Team, or O-Team, is comprised of current undergraduate students who are dedicated to the university and to helping others. O-Team members assist in the facilitation of all Freshman, or First Time in College (FTIC), and Transfer student Orientation sessions. O-Teamers are trained as campus experts to transition new Knights and their guests into the UCF community and assist with academic advising and class registration.

The O-Team is a very prestigious group of student leaders at UCF and are chosen after a competitive application process. Being an O-Teamer is a paid experience, and students that are selected will be required to participate in all summer, fall, and spring Orientation sessions. O-Teamers serve as role models for all current and future students and embody all five tenants of the UCF Creed.

Selection

Selection to be a member of UCF’s O-Team is an honor and a rewarding opportunity for both personal and professional growth. Each year the First Year Experience office selects a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate student leaders to assist with implementing university Orientation programs. During this memorable experience, O-Team members serve as peer educators, peer advisors, group facilitators, performers, resource contacts, and role models to incoming students, and their families, in their transition to UCF.

Students are required to take a two credit hour class during the spring semester. During this class, O-Teamers learn about diversity, communication skills, and leadership techniques to prepare for the summer ahead. They also practice group facilitation and presentation skills in preparation for Orientation. O-Teamers hear presentations from a variety of campus offices and can use this experience as an opportunity to build their UCF network.

Following the application, qualified applicants will be contacted regarding a time to participate in a group interview. This will be followed by an individual interview with First Year Experience staff. Applicants selected for membership on O-Team will be notified by the end of the semester.

Applications

2018 O-Team applications can be filled out here! Please read over the experience description and the FAQs on the right side of the page for more detailed information.

Required Application Materials:

  • General Application
  • Essay Question Responses
  • Current Resume
  • One Recommendation Form (Must be completed by someone with knowledge of your character and work ethic and cannot be a family member or close friend.

Applications are due Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted!

More information

Interested in learning more? Consider attending an Information Session to get more information and have the chance to ask questions to former O-Teamers.

2018 O-Team Information Sessions – all session will take place in the The Hub located on the first floor of the Student Union.

  • Friday, September 29th 2:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 5th 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Monday, October 9th 2:30 – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 10th 3:00 – 4:00pm

Have questions and unable to attend an Information Session? Contact the Student Orientation Coordinators at info@ucfoteam.com.