Student Staff

Students who work for University Housing often cite that their college years are more memorable - they have even more opportunity to meet and network with new people, stay involved with what's happening on campus and gain valuable professional experience.

Make a great college experience even better by joining UGA's housing staff. Apply to work as a student staff with University Housing!

Available Positions

Desk Assistants, Office Assistants and Painter/Maintenance Assistants for fall 2019

University Housing is accepting applications from students to work for fall 2019 for the following hourly paid positions:

  • Desk Assistant (DA)
  • Office Assistant (OA)
  • Painter/Maintenance Assistant (P/MA)

Interested students may complete an application by going to The Dawg House. You will be directed to the university's login and then back to the application portal. Please select "Student Staff Application 2019-2020" to apply for positions.

Desk assistant, office assistant and painter/maintenance assistant applications are ONLY available to UGA students who have a valid UGAID number.

University Housing maintains a database of approved applications. "Approved" indicates your application is complete including the statement of intent, you have a 2.0 GPA and you are in good standing with the University. When there are openings in our nine communities we review several eligible applications with hiring supervisors for consideration. Applications move through our process based on when they were submitted and we give priority consideration to students living within our residential communities. When your application comes up for consideration in the event of a position opening, a supervisor will contact you via UGA email and/or cell phone.

Position descriptions are below. Please read them carefully to ensure you have a full understanding of the fall 2019 position(s) for which you are applying.

Summer 2019 Student Staff Positions

University Housing is accepting applications from students to work for this summer 2019 for the following positions:

  • Conference Hosts (CH)
  • Summer Desk Assistants (DA)
  • Summer Office Assistants (OA)
  • Painter/maintenance Assistant (P/MA)

Interested students may complete an application by going to The Dawg House. You will be directed to the university's login and then back to the application portal. Please select "Summer Staff Application 2018-2019" to apply for positions.

Positions are ONLY available to UGA students who have a valid UGAID number.

Position description synopses for summer positions are located below. Please read them carefully to ensure you have a full understanding of the summer 2019 position(s) for which you are applying. 

2019-2020 Academic Year C.L.A.S.S. Advocates and Resident Assistants

University Housing's online application site for C.L.A.S.S Advocate and Resident Assistant positions for the 2019-2020 academic year is closed. The application process for 2020-2021 will open in November 2019.

If you have any further questions, please speak with any of our CA-RA staff, graduate residents (GRs), residence hall directors (RHDs) or contact:

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

Current Positions

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C.L.A.S.S. Advocate C.L.A.S.S. is the acronym for Continuing the Legacy of African-American Student Success. As a live-in member of the residence hall student staff, the C.L.A.S.S. Advocate (CA) occupies a crucial role in enriching the experience of residents in the community through assistance to African-American students, communication with all staff and students, and participation in continuing efforts to educate and address the needs of all students in the residence hall communities. The primary purpose of the position is to aid in the retention and academic success of African- American students who are residents in University Housing. A secondary goal of the program is to work toward better multicultural understanding among all students on campus. This current position summary may be adapted in the future. PDF
Conference Host (summer position only)

Conference hosts work with a variety of summer conference groups. They work scheduled shifts at the community desk, serve as resources for guests, participate in nightly duty, stock guest rooms, and live in our conference communities. The work week for a conference host is full time, which is 40 hours per week. Conference hosts may not enroll in classes and may not hold another employment position.

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Desk Assistant Desk assistants manage the operations of the community desk and serve as the primary customer service representative. They monitor resident entry into the building, verify residency, check out keys, answer the phone, and record incidents in the logbook. Most community desks are open 24 hours, so night shifts may be required. PDF
ECV Office Assistant Office assistants serve as a resource of information for students to help in their adjustment to the University and to the East Campus Village Community. These student staff members are responsible for assisting the area coordinator and senior secretary in administrative projects, distributing mail and packages for the community, running on-campus errands, monitoring security cameras, checking out DVDs, games and equipment, and staffing the 24-hour ECV Community desk.  
Office Assistant Office assistants serve as a resource of information for students to help in their adjustment to the university and the community. These student staff members are responsible for assisting the senior secretary in administrative projects in addition to distributing mail and packages for the community. PDF
Painter and Maintenance Assistant (summer position only) Painters prepare walls, patch holes, and paint the interior and exterior walls and ceilings of residence halls. Maintenance assistants replace ceiling tiles, light covers, light bulbs, air conditioner filters, and perform various other simple maintenance tasks. A driver's license is preferred for maintenance assistants.  
Resident Assistant The Resident Assistant (RA) lives and works with a group of 30 to 75 students in one of nine residential communities. The primary purpose of the position is to promote community development, assist in crisis management situations, and enforce university and departmental policies. PDF
Tour Guide (summer only position) Tour Guide (TG) is a full or part-time student position for orientation season within the public relations and marketing functions of University Housing. Tour Guides are responsible for leading tours of the residence halls and assisting the senior public relations coordinator with other orientation duties such as resource fairs and parent and/or student presentations.  
Summer Office Assistant Office assistants serve as a resource of information for students to help in their adjustment to the university and the community. These student staff members are responsible for assisting the senior secretary in administrative projects in addition to distributing mail and packages for the community. PDF
Summer Desk Assistant Desk assistants manage the operations of the community desk and serve as the primary customer service representative. They monitor resident entry into the building, verify residency, check out keys, answer the phone, and record incidents in the logbook. Most community desks are open 24 hours, so night shifts may be required. PDF