Housing during IntroDUCKtion
Where do SOSers live during the summer?
SOSers are provided housing and meals during IntroDUCKtion. When not in session, SOSers may choose to stay in the residence halls or find their own living arrangements. Once IntroDUCKtion is over, SOSers are responsible for finding their own living arrangements and may not stay in the residence halls for the duration of the summer.
Do SOSers share a room in the residence hall?
No, SOSers have their own room, but they do live in the halls with new students, so there is a responsibility to be alert and responsive if needed.
Which meals are provided for SOSers?
For two-day IntroDUCKtion sessions, breakfast and lunch are provided both days, and dinner is provided on day one. For one-day IntroDUCKtion sessions, breakfast and lunch are provided.
How much do SOSers make throughout the experience?
SOSers are paid on an hourly basis at $11.10/hour. On average SOSers have made around $2,000 in past summers. There are opportunities to add more hours to the workload if an SOSer opts to do so. Additionally SOSers are compensated with housing and meals for a portion of the summer.
Can I be both an SOSer and a Resident Assistant (RA)?
Yes, an SOSer can also be an RA without conflict. However, the SOSer must commmunicate this with both Housing and Orientation Programs to be sure scheduling and requirements are planned accordingly for each position.
Can I be both an SOSer and a FIG Assistant (FA)?
Yes, an SOSer can also be an FA without major conflict. However, the SOSer must commmunicate this with both the FIG Program and Orientation Programs to be sure scheduling and requirements are planned accordingly for each position.
Can I be both an SOSer and a Conference Assistant (CA)?
No, an SOSer cannot be a Conference Assistant (CA) as these job requirements are in direct conflict with the SOSer schedule during the summer. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
What is the hiring timeline?
Prospective SOSers should expect a rigorous application process. Applications begin with the online application form, and if selected to advance, applicants will participate in a group interview. The group interview involves approximately 10 applicants and lasts 30 minutes. Following the group interview, if selected to advance, applicants will attend a 30-minute individual interview with the assistant director for Orientation Programs and the student directors. Historically 200+ students apply for the Student Orientation Staff.