Housing and Residential Life
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:25 AM
The University has substantially decreased the number of students who can live in our residence halls. We will do our best to provide housing for those students who meet one or more of the criteria; however, eligibility under the criteria does not guarantee on-campus housing, and changing circumstances may require additional restrictions. Read more here.
Employment with Housing and Residence Life
If you're looking for a career or just want to earn some extra cash, you've come to the right place! Many exciting employment opportunities are available to you from the Departments of Housing, Dining and Residence Life. You can see a list of current openings in the Residence Life Employment tab below.
Apply today to be a Desk Assistant!
Applications are open!
Priority selection will take place at the end of July.
Handshake - Residence Hall Front Desk Assistant - Residence Life – WSU
Thanks for your interest in the Desk Assistant position with the Department of Housing and Residence Life for next academic year. Students who are interested in working for the Department of Housing and Residence Life as a Residence Hall Front Desk Assistant during the 2019-2020 school year should fill out an application which can be found linked on our Handshake job posting. Our review and scoring of applications will occur as they are submitted. Initial hiring and position offers will take place in late July/early August and will continue on a rolling basis through fall semester. Applications will be kept on file until the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Openings may occur throughout the year, but on a very limited basis.
Residence Life Desk Assistants are responsible for providing customer service to residents and guests of our buildings and completing administrative tasks as assigned. Tasks include but are not limited to sorting mail, inventorying supplies, completing paperwork, checking in and out supplies, and communicating with residents.
You must be a WSU student to be a Desk Assistant. The normal business hours for the desk are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, open until 9:00pm on Wednesdays, and Saturday/Sunday from 10:00am to 7:00pm.
Housing and Residence Life Employment
Working for Residence Life is a rewarding experience. If you admired your RA while you were in the Residence Hall system, what better way to carry on that appreciation than by becoming an RA yourself? There are many opportunities for students and non-students to take on a leadership role.
Non-students can, with proper training, become a Residential Education Director (RED). This position is responsible for the daily operation of a Residence Hall. Non-students can also become Apartment Coordinators, which help residents with day-to-day issues and create a positive apartment community. Students can, with proper training, work as an RA or an RTA.
While space is limited, these exciting positions are available year round. Follow the links below to learn about training schedules, compensation and application procedures.
Résumé & Cover Letter
Your resume and cover letter are your opportunity to share, in writing, your interests and experiences related to the position for which you are applying. These documents highlight your previous experiences, related education, and skills/talents, specifically those that showcase you as a great candidate for the position.
For a more detailed description of what to include in a resume and cover letter, formatting tips, and example documents, please review this help sheet from student careers.
Quick Tips from our Selection Committees
- Briefly articulate your interest in the position you are applying for at WSU.
- Highlight your work and leadership experiences in relation to the position.
- Format your documents to be easily readable.
- Organize your information so that the topics or sections flow smoothly.
- Double-check your documents for spelling and grammatical errors.