Student Staff FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about our Student Staff positions. If you have other questions, email

Who can I pull in as a roommate, if given the opportunity?

You can choose a roommate for your double and/or pull in friends for your whole suite/apartment. You cannot pull in other student staff who receive room compensation. Student staff who receive hourly pay are allowed.

Can I choose which community I want to live in as a student staff assistant?

No, we will need to determine breakdowns based on community metrics so we will place you in the community that needs you.

Will I know where I'll be before housing sign-ups start?

Yes. You won't need to go through the housing sign-up process. We will assign you (and your roommates) a room.

Can I sign up for an hourly position in addition to the staff assistant role?

Yes but be realistic about how much time you'll have outside of class/sports time.

Who will be my supervisor

RDs will supervise student assistant staff.

What will my work schedule look like?

Work hours are flexible. We will do our best to work around your classes and other commitments.

How does the duty schedule work?

Only Student Support and Apartments Assistants will have duty hours where they will be available to students in the staff building office. Duty typically takes place between 8 p.m. – midnight in a centralized location, with on call availability being from midnight – 8:30 a.m.. Work days are determined by professional staff. 

Can I apply to any/all of the positions?


Is my application complete once I submit the google form?

Make sure you upload your resume, fill out the questions and provide one reference to complete your application.

Can I apply if I typically have night classes?

Yes, but most positions will involve a level of evening commitment and you may find it difficult to manage the positions if you are taking evening classes every night of the week.

Will I need to go to more than one interview if I'm applying for multiple positions?

No. All interviews will take place over several days (TBD). Depending on the positions you are applying for, you may need to attend multiple sessions during this time.

Will I be notified if I don't get a position?

Yes, we will notify all applicants whether they got the job or not.

Will I need to apply every year?

No, student staff have a separate process to return. Please note that continual employment is performance-based and not guaranteed and student staff may be placed in different communities depending on resident's needs.