Become an Orientation Leader

Photograph taken prior to COVID-19.

The Orientation Office hires current UC Santa Cruz students to work as Orientation Leaders (OLs) each year. OLs may work Slug Orientation during the summer, Fall Welcome Week, Winter Orientation, and other programs supported by the Orientation Office.

Become part of a team that helps new UCSC students and families learn about academic resources and campus life. And strengthen your leadership skills!

All new OLs begin their Orientation employment with Slug Orientation. The ER is usually posted in late November or early December at

See ER # 1442 for full job description and application deadline.

Applications are reviewed in the order they are submitted, and interview offers are emailed to qualified applicants in late December or early January. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be reviewed if more interviews are needed.

Attendance to all trainings, office work schedules, and on-campus programming days is required.

The Orientation Office provides intensive training to prepare you for the high demands of the position, expands your confidence, and prepares you to answer the many, many questions new students and family members have about being a Slug.

Become an Orientation Leader to:

  • Make a difference for new UCSC students and families
  • Meet new people, and make life-long friends
  • Build your resume with a leadership position
  • Gain formidable leadership skills
  • Have fun!