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Join the O-Team

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Application Dates
Action Item Date
Application Opens Tuesday, January 9th, 2023
Application Closes Monday, January 29th, 2023
Individual Interviews January 22nd-February 2nd
Decision Letter Distribution The week of January 29th
Accept/Decline Decision By February 2nd

Job Description

Orientation Team Leader Position Description

O-Team Time Commitments 2023-2024

Spring '24 Time Commitments
Spring 2024 Event
January 9 Spring Orientations
February 9, 16, 23 Spring O-Team Kick-Off; O-Team Trainings*
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 31 O-Team Trainings*; Cesar Chavez Day of Service (optional)
April 5, 12, 19, 26 Cougar Blue Day; O-Team Trainings*
May 3, 10, week of 20-24 O-Team Trainings*, O-Team Retreat
Summer '24 Time Commitments
Summer 2024 Event
June-August Summer Orientations & Orientation Prep
TBD Summer Appreciation Events
Fall ' 24 Time Commitments
Fall 2024 Events
August TBD Weeks of Welcome, Miiyu, Convocation, Move-in Weekend, Dive-In Movie/Movie Night, Transfer Student Welcome Reception, Cougar Question Mart
September TBD Cougar Question Mart, Orientation Team banquet

*O-Team trainings will take approx. 3 hours starting Friday February 9th until Friday May 10th. Timeframe will be between 1pm-5pm.

PDF copy of the mandatory time commitments.

Benefits of Joining O-Team

  • Priority Registration for Fall 2024
  • $750 O-Team Leader Scholarship upon completion of the season
  • 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
  • Free 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
  • Lifelong memories!

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