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!


Guest Services Assistant

Guest Services Assistant: Guest services assistants (GSAs) work with a variety of summer camp and conference groups. They work scheduled shifts at the community desk, serve as resources for guests, manage check-in and check-out processes for each group, to ensuring buildings are adequately prepared prior to groups’ arrivals to the residence halls, and provide tours for residential communities.

Guest Services Assistant Position Description

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.

The application for the C.L.A.S.S. Advocate position for the academic year 2020-2021 is closed.

C.L.A.S.S. Advocate Position Description

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.

Desk Assistant Position Description

Desk Assistant Application Posting 

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.

Office Assistant Position Description

Office Assistant Application Posting

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.

The application for the Resident Assistant position for the academic year 2020-2021 is closed.

Resident Assistant Position Description

Summer Only Positions


Summer positions will be posted beginning Monday February 3, 2020. For priority consideration, applications should be completed by Monday, February 24, 2020.

Painter and Maintenance Assistant

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.

Painter and Maintenance Assistant Position Description



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
Telephone: 706-542-8191