Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship with University Housing will give you the opportunity to develop strong personal and professional skills by gaining experience beyond the structured classroom. Graduate residents (GRs) and doctoral, interns (DIs) are responsible for providing leadership and maintaining positive relationships among students and staff. Graduate staff members work with other graduate students to promote the personal growth and academic success of our students. Our assistantships provide valuable skill sets which prepare you for the future and put you on the path to success whether you plan on pursuing a career in student affairs or not. 


Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available Dec.15, 2020.  Applications are due by January 5, 2021. To apply, you must fill out an application through the Division of Student Affairs by
visiting https://studentaffairs.uga.edu/vp/content_page/graduate-assistantship-selection-process

Eligibility 

To be eligible for a University Housing graduate resident position, you must be enrolled in a master’s program at the University of Georgia and consent to a background check.

Benefits 

- Tuition waiver (excludes student fees and parking)
- Stipend for the academic year
- Furnished, air-conditioned on-campus apartment (including utilities, cable, in-building laundry and Internet service)
- Housing meal plan
- Access to the University Health Center and Ramsey Center 

General responsibilities 

- Work with other graduate students and University Housing staff members to develop a community that promotes personal growth and academic success
- Foster a supportive and challenging inclusive environment through intentional interactions and daily engagement with students and our staff team
- Lead and support students through the implementation of a residential curriculum model
- Participate in staff recruitment, selection and training
- Network with mentors and colleagues through Student Affairs Division events and conferences 

Why University Housing? 

Check out the staff guide to learn more about Athens, the University of Georgia and University Housing. 

Available positions

GR for Residential Programs and Services
GR for Academic Initiaitives

If you have any questions about graduate assistantships with University Housing at the University of Georgia, please contact: 

Kathryn Hall 
Senior Coordinator for Staff Development 
Email: kchall@uga.edu
Telephone: 706-542-8191

Meet Our Graduate Staff

  Ryan Terry

Doctoral Intern for Assessment and Evaluation
Home: Rochester, NY
Degrees: College Student Personnel- Canisius College
  Carlton Smith

Doctoral Intern for Staff Development
Home: Midlothian, VA
Degrees: B.A. in Government from William & Mary, M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from William & Mary
  Imelda Dionne Williams

Graduate Resident for Student Leadership
Home: Ridgeland, MS
Degrees: Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Minor in African American Studies from Mississippi State University
  Jennifer Sharpe

Graduate Resident for Academic Initiatives
Home: Waycross, GA
Degrees: The University of Alabama at Birmingham Bachelors in Kinesiology concentration in Exercise Science
  Clayton Lawing

Graduate Resident for Community Standards and Student Staff Development
Home: Montgomery, AL
Degrees: BS in Hospitality Management from the University of Alabama
  Ashley Lynette Williams

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Middlesex County
Degrees: BA in US History with a concentration in African and African American Studies
  Annie Chow

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Johns Creek, GA
Degrees: BS in Political Science from the University of Georgia
  Emily Morgan

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Auburn AL/Newport PA
Degrees: BA in International Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  Aryan Williams

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Tuscaloosa, AL
Degrees: Bachelor of Social Work; Jacksonville State University
  Mason Spires

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Augusta, GA
Degrees: Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and minor in Communication from The University of South Carolina Aiken
  Alexis Herrington

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Nashville, TN
Degrees: B.A. History from the University of Tennessee
  Gerena Walker

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Detroit, MI
Degrees: 2018 BA, Social Relations and Policy, Political Economy from Michigan State; 2021 MPA Candidate, Public Administration, SPIA, UGA
  Lillian Le

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Atlanta, GA
Degrees: BA in Cognitive Science from the University of Georgia; pursuing MS in Artificial Intelligence - UGA 2021
  Ashley Council

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: St. Louis, MO
Degrees: BA in English from Spelman; MAT in English at Secondary Education from Duke; pursuing MEd/EdS in School Counseling at UGA
  Mackenzie White

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Winterville, GA
Degrees: B.S.F.C.S. Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia
  Hailey Steuer

Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Home: Kissimmee, FL
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication from the University of Central Florida