Summer Assistants

Update: We interviewed candidates and offered positions for summer 2022. However, we leave the application active. If you would like to be considered for any vacancies that may occur, please complete the application. We will be in touch if/when vacancies occur.

The Summer Assistant (SA) position is an important part of our summer staff. The Office of Residence Life hosts a variety of camps and conferences and will also house summer school students. The SA position is a combination of two positions: the Resident Assistant (assisting residents, building community, and enforcing policies) and the Conference Assistant (preparing the hall for a camp/conference, providing overnight duty coverage, and assisting staff as needed). Most importantly, the SA provides positive customer service to all who stay in our residence halls during the summer. The Summer Assistant will work with a team of approximately 10 SAs. 

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General qualifications and eligibility:

• Be available to work from May 16, 2022 through August 22, 2022*. Fall 2022 residence hall staff will be released early for training. *The schedule is subject to change due to training needs and specific conference itineraries.
• Be an enrolled student at a UW System school
• Be in good conduct standing at UWL
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
• Exhibit a solid work ethic
• Be able to work well with other people
• Demonstrate ability to work independently of a supervisor
• Have general knowledge of Residence Life
• Possess good leadership, communication, organizational, and time management skills
• Preference will be given to applicants with some Residence Life position experience (Desk Assistant, Resident Assistant, Senior Staff, Custodial Assistant, Eagle Mail Center Assistant)

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Compensation for work performed will be $9 per hour. Returning Summer Assistants will receive an additional $0.25 an hour for each summer of prior residence life experience (2nd summer = $9.25, 3rd summer = $9.50).

A single room in Reuter Hall is offered to all summer staff while on contract.

Throughout the summer, weekly hours will vary depending on the camps and conferences we are hosting. However, an SA can typically expect to average approximately 30 hours per week.

Summer Custodial Assistants

The Summer Custodial Assistant works with a Residence Hall Custodian to deep clean the residence halls and maintain day to day cleanliness of the halls while summer camps are in session. 

Position descriptions expanding section

Please review the job descriptions for Custodial Assistants and Facility Assistants (FA).

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Process Dates

Application Available


Priority Application Due Date



At Office of Residence Life



Letters to Candidates


Intent Letters Due

The application process will remain open until all positions are filled.
If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Henry, Interim Coordinator for Facilities.