Graduate Staff

A graduate assistantship with University Housing will give you the opportunity to develop strong personal and professional skills by gaining experience beyond what a structured classroom can provide! Graduate residents (GRs) are responsible for providing leadership and maintaining positive relationships among students, staff, colleagues, housing administrators and the UGA and Athens communities. Our GRs are instrumental in planning and implementing community programming and taking part in department initiatives. Our assistantships will prepare you for your future and provide you with valuable skill sets for your path to success whether you plan on staying in student affairs or if you have another career path in mind!

Graduate Assistantships

The application process for the 2018-2019 academic year will begin on December 15, 2017 when applications will be available through the Division of Student Affairs website.  Applications will be due January 15, 2018.

Check out our recruitment guide for lots of helpful information:

Requirements and Benefits


University Housing seeks candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Residence hall staff experience
  • Student government experience
  • Counseling experience
  • Group work experience
  • Human relations training

Qualified individuals must be enrolled in a master's program at the University of Georgia. Doctoral students or students enrolled in professional schools (law, pharmacy, medical or veterinary) are not eligible for graduate assistantships with University Housing. Please note that the Graduate School does not allow students to hold a graduate assistantship if they are admitted provisionally.

Qualified individuals must also be available for the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters) and able to participate in summer training (beginning in July) and the opening and closing of the residence halls (in August and May, respectively). We do not offer single semester assistantships.

All graduate staff members are required to live on-campus in department provided apartments; pets are not allowed.


  • Tuition waiver (student fees and parking are not included)
  • A minimum salary of $13,800 for the academic year
  • A furnished, air-conditioned on-campus apartment within an assigned residence hall (all utilities, cable and internet service are provided)
  • An on-campus meal plan through UGA Food Services
  • Professional development funding
  • Health insurance option (student pays for insurance plan)

Academic Initiatives GR Position Description

Residence Life GR Position Description

Student Leadership GR Position Description

Staff Development and Student Conduct GR Position Description

Application Information

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available Friday, December 15, 2017. To apply, you must fill out an application through the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs by visiting

The Selection Process

December 15, 2017 - Applications available

January 15, 2018 - Application closes

February 5, 2018 - Graduate Assistantship Expo

February 12, 2018 - Graduate Assistantship Expo

February 13-22, 2018 – Graduate Assistantship Skype interviews will be conducted

March 1, 2018 - Candidates will be notified of their interview status

If you do not know the status of your acceptance to your selected academic program, you must still apply by the January 15 deadline and any assistantship offer is contingent upon your acceptance to your program. Late applications will not be accepted.

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

Diana Fruth
Senior Coordinator for Staff Development
Telephone: 706-542-8191