Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

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OWL Leadership & Planning Team 2019

OWL Leadership & Planning Team 2019

AC Training

AC Training

OWL 2018 Leadership and Planning Team

OWL 2018 Leadership and Planning Team


OWL Area Coordinator Info

Job Description

OWL Area Coordinators serve as mentors to OWL-Coordinators (OWL-C) who lead a small group of OWLs. Area Coordinators serve as presenters and facilitators during OWL-C and OWL Training, help problem solve during the program and Move-In, and serve on the OWL Leadership & Planning Team who plan and carry out logistics for the program. ACs arrive early to campus to undergo training before OWL-Cs arrive and oversee an area of campus. This is a volunteer undergraduate student leader position.

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. We are looking for 8 student leaders to serve as Area Coordinators who are familiar with areas of campus. We are looking for individuals who have good communication, conflict resolution, and management skills. You do not have to have previous experience with OWL to apply. 

  • OWL Area Coordinators (AC) report to the OWL Co-Chairs and communicate with them often. 
  • Are assigned a specific area of campus to oversee during Move-In (and then led the student leaders within that area during the program and during Move-In.)
  • Act as a support and resource for OWL Coordinators throughout the program and Move-In. 
  • Assist with OWL-C training, Move-In procedures, and assist to answer questions.
  • Act as liaisons between OWL Planning Team and OWL-Coordinators/OWLs.


OWL AC Recruitment Timeline

The 2022 AC application closed on 3/11 at 11:59pm.  


OWL AC Responsibilities (subject to change):

-   To be decided for august 2022


Dates of Appointment (Dates subject to change): Friday August 12th – Sunday August 21st  

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

Dates of Program 

OWL Area Coordinator Training

Saturday, 8/13 - Sunday, 8/14

8/13 = AC Move-In from 8am - 2pm & training starting at 5pm

8/14 = AC Training from 10am - 3pm


OWL-Coordinator Training

Sunday, 8/14 - Tuesday, 8/16

8/14 = OWL-C Move-In from 8am-2pm & training starting at 6:30pm

8/15 = OWL-C Training from 9am -3pm

8/16 = OWL-C Training from 9am - noon


OWL Program

Monday, 8/15 - Saturday, 8/20

8/15 - 8/18 = OWL Move-In from 8am-2pm 

8/15 - 8/19 = OWL Training sessions from 10am-11:30am or 4pm-5:30pm each day (OWLs need to attend only 1)

8/19 = Hoot Fest from 7pm -10pm at the RPAC Tom W. Davis gym (more info will be shared at a later date)