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UT Tyler New Patriot Orientation

Orientation Staff

Orientation and Camp Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) and Camp Leaders (CLs) are the face of the university for new students and their families. OLs assist in easing the transition for new students throughout the summer at orientation and are responsible for representing UT Tyler in a positive, enthusiastic and professional manner. Camp Leaders staff our Swoop Camp the last week of the summer and are a vital part of helping our students get acclimated to their new home.

Beginning Fall 2017, our OLs and CLs will be selected together through a joint selection process. They will also do joint training in the spring of 2018. The 2018 OL/CL applications are now available. If you are interested but would like to know more about the positions, please visit one of the following Interest Meetings:

Thursday October 19th @ 11:00am in UC3422

Monday October 23rd @ 12:00pm in UC3422

Monday October 23rd @ 4:00pm in UC3422


Apply for either of these roles.

For more information on the application process, contact us at 903.565.5645 or email orientation@uttyler.edu.


2017-2018 Student Transition Coordinators

These students work alongside the professional staff to plan and implement Orientation, Swoop Camp, and First Year Experience programs.

Madison Frye
Junior, Nursing

Estefania Suarez
Junior, Kinesiology

Sydney Shoptaw
Sophomore, Nursing

New Student & Family Programs Graduate Assistant

Brittany Garza

MSCP Graduate Student


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