Orientation Leadership Roles

Ways to get Involved

The Talk

The Talk is a USD tradition that began in 2013. Each year, a rising junior or senior is selected amongst a competitive applicant pool to address the incoming students and their families at the New Student & Family Welcome during OLÉ! Weekend. This is an opportunity to capture the undergraduate experience for students at USD and inspire new students to make the most of their time in college. 

To be considered, students must submit an application (available in spring), including a one-page introduction (approximately 300 words) of their proposed speech. Applicants are encouraged to include their feelings, reflections, and lessons learned, while also providing inspiration and direction to the first-year students. We are seeking diverse perspectives of the USD experience and what it means to be a Torero.


OLE! Team

OLE! Team is a student team that helps support the logistics and events side of orientation! Five days of fun doesn't just happen by magic! Applications will be released in early spring.


Summer Assistantships in the Orientation Office

Each summer, the orientation office hires two to three student assistants to ensure excellent customer service via phone and email and to assist staff with projects. This is a great summer position for students who have another part time position or want to dip their toes into working in higher education. Hiring occurs in early May, with work beginning in June.