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

Spring 2018 Tour Guides, Desk Assistants, Office Assistants and Painter/Maintenance Assistants

University Housing is accepting applications from students to work for spring 2018 for the following hourly paid positions:

  • Desk assistant (DA)
  • Office assistant (OA)
  • Painter/maintenance assistant (P/MA)
  • Tour guide

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 2017-2018" 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. Tour guide positions are only open to spring 2018 residents of Building 1516, Creswell Hall and Myers Hall.

APPLICANTS - PLEASE NOTE: When openings occur in one of our nine communities, the hiring supervisor for that community will review approved applications and contact applicants to set up an interview. Job description synopses these positions are found at the bottom of this page. Please read these job descriptions carefully to ensure that you have a full understanding of the position(s) for which you are applying. If you have any further questions, please speak with any of our desk supervisors or contact Kathryn Hall, senior coordinator for staff development and student conduct, via email or by telephone at 706-542-8191.

2018-2019 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 2018-2019 academic year will open on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 9 a.m. and close on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 5 p.m.

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. Select "CA/RA Application" to apply. Applications are ONLY available to UGA students who have a valid UGAID number.

All applicants must attend one of the following mandatory information sessions. You will need to bring your UGA ID to be scanned at the beginning and ending of each session. Students who arrive late to the sessions will not be admitted. Applicants must remain for the entire session.

  • Mandatory CA-RA Information Sessions (attend one):
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Room 348 Miller Learning Center
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Room 348 Miller Learning Center
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Room 348 Miller Learning Center
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Room 348 Miller Learning Center
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Room 348 Miller Learning Center
  • Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Room 348 Miller Learning Center
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Cindy Rooker Fireside Lounge in East Campus Village

Applicants will receive an email by Friday, January 19, 2018 notifying them as to whether they are invited to interview for a fall 2018 CA and/or RA position.

Check out our YouTube video about what it's like to be a CA-RA with University Housing!

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 Sevelopment and Student Sonduct
Email: kchall@uga.edu
Telephone: 706-542-8191

Current Positions

Title Description Download
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.  
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.  
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.  
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 Spring semester tour guides work up to 20 hours per week serving as representatives of University Housing and the University of Georgia by offering tours of their own residence hall and room. All roommates must either 1) also be employed as a tour guide or 2) agree to have the room shown. Tour guides greet visitors in the lobby of their residence hall during tour hours and lead tours of building common areas and their own room during designated tour times, answer visitor questions, and provide accurate information about University Housing and the university. Position available for residents of Building 1516, Creswell Hall and Myers Hall. Must be available for shifts weekdays 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.