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Join the O-Team

The Application for the 2022-2023 season is now open! 

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Spring 2023 Application Timeline

Application Timeline
Date Event
January 3, 2023 Applications open
January 20, 2023 Application closes
January 24, 2023  Group Interview


Apply Here! 

Application Checklist

To complete your application, follow the steps below:

1) Complete and submit the online application

2) Complete the Group Interview (Orientation Team staff will follow up with you via email with more details after you submit your application)

Please note that you must finish all two of these steps to complete your application. Applicants with incomplete applications will not be considered for a position on the team. 

Position Description

The Orientation Team (O-Team) is responsible for welcoming new students and their families to the CSUSM community and providing a positive Orientation experience for the new members of our CSUSM community through assisting with the implementation of Orientation sessions. New Student & Family Programs selects a team of volunteer student leaders to serve on the O-Team each year. Make sure to review the detailed position description and mandatory time commitments:

Orientation Team Leader Position Description

Mandatory Time Commitments

Benefits of Joining O-Team

  • Knowledge and experiences related to CSUSM’s Co-Curricular Model:
    • Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility
    • Leadership & Interpersonal Development
    • Career & Professional Development
    • Critical Thinking & Ethical Reasoning
    • Holistic Wellness & Self-Efficacy
  • Priority Registration for Fall 2023
  • Breakfast and Lunch during Orientation sessions staffed (for on-campus orientation sessions only)
  • CSUSM apparel (O-Team sweatshirt or jacket, polo, and any other items ordered) 
  • Knowledge of CSUSM campus services and resources
  • Transferable skills to succeed in a multitude of career paths
  • Networking opportunities with CSUSM staff and faculty
  • Option to earn Tukwut Leadership Circle (TLC) Leadership Certificate and UNESCO Certificate
  • Lifelong memories!

For additional questions about joining the CSUSM Orientation Team, please contact New Student & Family Programs at or 760-750-4930.