Office of Student Life


The 2024 OWL-C application is open!

Apply here  - The OWL-C application is still open & applications are being reviewed as we receive them.

The Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) program provides opportunities for residence hall students who value leadership and helping others to participate in the residence hall Move-In process.

The Office of Student Life - Housing and Residence Education is looking for student leaders who are familiar with campus, have a desire to help lead a small group of OWLs and facilitate building relationships while training peers for duties on Move-In day. We're also looking for individuals who have a desire to grow as leaders through an extended training before OWLs arrive.

You do not have to have previous experience with OWL to apply to be an OWL Coordinator (OWL-C).

OWL Coordinators who will live off-campus will need to secure housing, as we do not provide temporary housing.

Job Description

  • Participate in OWL leadership training
  • OWL-Coordinators report to Area Coordinators and communicate with them often
  • Act as a support and resource for OWLs throughout the program and Move-In
  • Give OWLs guidance and answer any questions they may have about OWL and Move-In
  • Act as liaisons between OWL Leadership and OWLs

OWL-Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • To be updated at a later date

Dates of Program (times are subject to change)

OWL-Coordinator Training

Sunday, August 11 - Tuesday, August 13
  • Sunday, August 11 = OWL-C Move-In from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. 
  • Monday, August 12 = OWL-C Training all day
  • Tuesday, August 13 = OWL-C Training from all day 

OWL Program

Wednesday, August 14 - Saturday, August 17 = Move-In

OWL-Cs will be asked to sign up for a certain amount of Move-In shifts throughout this Move-In timeframe 

  • Wednesday, August 14 = OWL-Cs to assist in the first day of Move-In as the OWLs all arrive on this day
  • Wednesday, August 14 =  Evening = OWL Training from 6-9pm (You will meet with your flock immediately after training)
  • Thursday, August 15 - Saturday, August 17 = Move-In Shifts throughout the day for OWLs & OWL-Cs
  • Thursday, August 15 Evening = OWL Hoot Fest 7-9 p.m. @ TBD - This is a large social event that will include inflatables, food trucks, music, an appearance from our favorite mascots and more!

Apply here  - The OWL-C application is still open & applications are being reviewed as we receive them.