Apply To Be An Orientation Leader

Applications for Summer 2025 Orientation Leaders will open later this year. Please visit this site as summer ends for more information!

Orientation Leader Timeline

September Orientation Leader Applications Open

Applications Close at midnight

October Interviews
November Orientation Leader Decisions 
Spring Orientation Leaders in required course
Summer Orientation Leaders participate in Summer Orientation


Take Your Leadership to a New Level!

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OL Photo
2023 OL's on stage practicing their intros
This could be you!
the 2022-2023 Leadership Team group photo

Be a part of the Orientation Team

New Student Orientation is the process of engaging, informing, and assisting all new students and their guests (parents, family, and student supporters) through their transition to SF State. Our Orientation Leaders support this process by providing new students and guests with a warm introduction to campus and all its resources, drawing from their own experiences as current students and the Orientation Leader training.

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are chosen based on their current and potential academic, interpersonal, and leadership qualities. OLs apply for the role and are selected during the Fall semester. They enroll in the semester-long Spring Peer Mentor/Leadership course and then participate in the following Summer Orientation Sessions.

OL Group Photo

Why Join

Orientation Leaders are the first face and group of current students that our new incoming students and guests will see and interact with. Becoming an Orientation Leader will give you the opportunity to learn more about yourself as a leader and share your experiences with our new students and their supporters. Orientation Leaders also gain extensive knowledge about the university and will have opportunities to interact with different departments across campus.

OL's with their Summer 2023 Boards

What does the Orientation Team Do?

Orientation Leaders (OLs) assist with the implementation of San Francisco State University's New Student & Family Orientation Program (NSFP). OLs are current students who are well-respected, academically balanced leaders on campus. OLs are chosen based on their current and potential academic, interpersonal, and leadership qualities. The Orientation Leader team is selected in the fall semester, enroll in the spring semester-long Peer Mentor/Leadership course, and participates in the following summer orientation sessions.

Summer 2023 OL with the University President

Who is New Student & Family Programs

New Student & Family Programs is a department on campus comprised of 4 Professional Staff Members, 2 Peer Directors, and 5 Team Leaders. You will meet a variation of these individuals in the Orientation Leader application process.