2019-20 Student Staff application opens October 29 at 10 a.m. 

Application closes January 10, 2019 at 9 a.m.

The Student Staff Selection Committee is proud to bring you the application for 2019-20 Residence Life student staff selection. Please take a look at all the important information below (application questions, timeline, contracts, position descriptions, etc.). We encourage you to reflect on what you want to get out of your next year at UWL and hope applying to be an RA or DC is included in that vision!

We will host two Student Staff information nights to inform candidates about the position and to share details for applying to be an RA or DC. Please check the timeline for more specific information. If you are unable to attend, we will post a video recording of the session.

Our mission and guiding principles are very important in our daily work with students. We encourage you to review these so that you understand some of our expectations that guide the work of our student staff members. You can view information on our Residence Life website.

If you have questions or need further details, please contact Klare Armstrong.

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November 12: Student Staff information night at 4 p.m. in Eagle Hall classrooms

November 14: Student Staff information night at 7 p.m. in Eagle Hall basement

November 21: Priority deadline for students who are studying abroad during Spring 2019 and 2018-19 mid-year hire applicants

November 28: Student Staff interview preparation night at 8 p.m. (location TBD)

January 10 at 9 a.m. - All new and returning applications are due

Mid-January: Sign up for interview time slots coordinated via email
February 11: New applicant interview preparation night (location TBD) - attendance optional
February 13: New applicant interview preparation night (location TBD) - attendance optional
February 18-22: New applicant interviews in Eagle Hall basement
March 12: Staff selection decisions communicated

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The application for 2019-20 opens on October 29 at 10 a.m.

This application is designed for new applicants only. If you have not held a student staff position (RA or DC) in the past, then this application is for you!

New Applicant Questions:

The following questions are to help you prepare before you complete the application:

  1. The Office of Residence Life believes that inclusivity is intertwined throughout our work. Hall staff strives to create safe, inclusive environments where identities are embraced and respected. After watching the video here, please reflect and answer the questions below: 
    • What did you learnHow did this impact you? How does this impact others?
  2. After reflection upon the Student Staff position description what experiences have led to your desire to serve as a student staff member?
  3.  Please describe an impactful on campus experience you’ve had that gave you a sense of belonging at UWL. As a result of this experience, what are you hoping to provide to our Residence Life community as a student staff member? If you have not felt a sense of belonging at UWL, share what you are hoping to provide to Residence Life as a result of your experiences. 

New student staff application link is below:

New student staff application

NOTE:  There is no minimum length BUT there is a maximum length of 2,000 characters (including spaces) for responses.  

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The returner staff application for 2019-20 is open.

This application is designed for returning applicants only. If you are currently or have ever been a UWL student staff member (RA, DC, SS), then this application is for you!

Returning Applicant Questions:

The following questions are to help you prepare before you complete the application:

  1. Tell us about a time during your employment as a student staff member where you facilitated a conversation regarding identity, advocated for an identity that you do not hold, or held someone accountable for their problematic language or behaviors in your hall. Reflect on how this experience went, what you learned about yourself, and what you might, if anything, do differently if/when confronted with a similar situation.
  2. After reflection of your mid-year evaluation, the goals you set with your supervisor, and your experience as a staff member thus far, why do you wish to return as a student staff member? 
  3. Based on your evaluation and time as a student staff member, what do you think are your areas of strength and what are your areas of growth?

You will also be asked to upload your most current resume.

Returning student staff application link is below:

Returning student staff application

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The Senior Staff application is open.


The Senior Staff presentation is meant to be a time when returning staff members can feature their knowledge, skills, and abilities that would be beneficial to the Senior Staff position.  The format will be a video to attach to the application. The video should be 7-10 minutes long. The way in which you address the prompts and the way you want to present is up to your discretion. Take the time to showcase your personality and the information in a way that feels comfortable and authentic to you.

Please follow these instructions to share your video with us:

  1. Send your video to your UWL email address.
  2. Click the “save to One Drive” button under the attachment.
  3. Go to One Drive
  4. Go to your “Attachments” folder
    1. Your video will be saved there.
  5. Click on the three dots that appear on the line when you hover over it, and select the “copy link” option. Then click copy.
  6. Please email your link to Amanda Abrahamson before the application deadline (January 10, 2019 at 9 a.m.).

 OR you can follow these instructions:

  1. Upload it to Youtube
  2. Please email your link to Amanda Abrahamson before the application deadline (January 10, 2019 at 9 a.m.).

Below are the prompts we want you to include in your video. Be sure to include all of the bold prompts below. The additional questions under the prompts are there to give more context and inspiration.

  • Introduce yourself!
    • Share with us whatever you feel is necessary for us to get to know you better.
  • Why you are interested in the Senior Staff position specifically?
  • What is your vision for the position? Take some time to think forward.
    • What are your goals for the position? 
    • What do you want to accomplish? 
    • What do you anticipate your relationship looking like with your Hall Director?
    • How are you going to help your RA/DA/Core team? 
    • What experience do you have with Core team?
    • What approach do you want to take as an advisor? 
    • How do you plan to center identity and create an inclusive environment within the Core Team?
  • What are you going to bring to the SS role that is unique?
  • Wrap it all up!
    • What thoughts do you want to leave us with?