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Students who work for the Department of Residence Life reported improvement in several areas, such as leadership and communication skills by working as a team member. Students also report an increase in their ability to make sound decisions, their self-confidence and happiness, and a more informed global perspective regarding ideas, people, and cultures. Overall, a student’s connection to UWRF and satisfaction with their college experience is increased by working in Residence Life.


Hall Directors

Hall Director (HD)

HD's are live-in staff members who oversee the operations, programs, staffing and community development of the residence halls through the supervision of Resident Assistants. HD's have offices located in the building and are another resource for students who may need someone to talk to about their experiences with academics, their community and their Resident Assistant or other life events.

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Resident Assistants

Resident Assistant (RA)

Each floor or wing has a RA, an undergraduate student staff member who is responsible for building community, offering programming and assisting students. RA's are very familiar with a wide variety of campus resources and are great resources for students.

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Desk Assistants


Desk Assistant (DA)

Desk Assistants are undergraduate student staff members who work at a community's front desk. They provide support to students who are in need of our front desk services including equipment check out, mail and packages, etc.

2018-19 Desk Assistant (DA)

Summer Program Specialists


Summer Program Assistant (SPA)

Summer Program Assistants are undergraduate student staff who work directly with our summer residence hall operations, camps and conferences, preparing our halls for students and visitors, interacting with incoming students and families, and administrative responsibilities.

Hours: 30-40 hours of work per week (schedule varies and include days, nights, and some weekends)

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Student Custodians

Student Custodians assist our full-time Custodians by cleaning and maintaining the residence halls.

Summer 2018 Student Custodian
Description: Come join the backbone of Residence Life for the summer as they work to prepare campus for the coming fall, assist with summer camp maintenance, and more! Student Custodians work approximately 30-40 hours per week and receive $9.50/hour and are provided a space in a double occupancy room. Employment dates are May 11 – August 30, 2018.
Hours: 30-40 hours of work per week, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., M-F


Academic Year Student Custodian
Hours: 2-4 hours of work/day, 10-20 hours/week
6 a.m. - 2:30pm, M-F




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Department of Residence Life
Division of Student Affairs
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall