Orientation Team

The Orientation Team - better known as "O-Team"- is a group of sophomore, junior & senior students dedicated to helping incoming students have a smooth and enjoyable transition to Dartmouth.

NOTE: O-TEAM for 2020

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, we are exploring how New Student Orientation may need to evolve and adapt at Dartmouth to safely and effectively welcome the Class of 2024.

While we don't know yet what form Orientation will take or how it may change to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19 and social distancing, we know that upper-level students will play a critical role in helping to welcome the Class of 2024 to our community and support their transition.

At the moment, we have not officially launched an Orientation Team selection process, but we are eager to hear from upper-level College students who are interested in helping to welcome the '24s in these extraordinary circumstances. Please fill out this short form to express interest in upcoming outreach about opportunities to assist with New Student Orientation.

About

The Orientation Team - better known as “O-Team”- is a group of sophomore, junior & senior students dedicated to helping incoming students have a smooth and enjoyable transition to Dartmouth. The team is active throughout Pre-orientation and Orientation to help incoming students with other students, staff, faculty, and resources on campus.

In this role, students have the great opportunity and responsibility of welcoming and supporting over a thousand first-year students in their first and most formative weeks at Dartmouth. This position is an opportunity to represent Dartmouth and share your experiences to best support the newest members of our community. You will gain valuable experience executing programs and events for the incoming students, and we think you’ll have a great time doing it!

Joining the Orientation Team

All rising sophomores, juniors & seniors are eligible to apply to join the O-Team. Applicants must be in Hanover for full Pre-Orientation/Orientation period, and preference is given to applicants whose D-Plan also has them in residence in Hanover for the Fall term following Orientation. Members of the O-Team must uphold a substance-free expectation for the period of Pre-Orientation/Orientation.

Hours

During the period of Pre-Orientation & Orientation, Orientation Team Members are expected to have focus on this role as their sole commitment and obligation.  Hours during this period vary, but often include full days as well as evening hours.

Compensation

Orientation Team Members will receive a stipend for their service as well as meals during the Pre-Orientation & Orientation period.