Residence Life Applications Coming Soon!

Our first information session will be November 20th at 7pm in the Tahoma Room in Commencement Hall. Applications for 2015-16 will be available in December 2014.

Residence Life Staff Applications and Resources

Passion Lives Here!

Applications for new and returning candidates will soon be available for one of the most rewarding, challenging, engaging, and life-changing positions you will ever have. Who should apply to be part of this dynamic team? Any student looking to make a difference in their community, and gain valuable life skills along the way. 

Why Work for Residence Life?

Each year more than 60 students enter into leadership positions within Residence Life. These student leaders play an integral role in supporting and influencing the lives of the more than 1,700 residents living on campus.

Being a staff member is a highly rewarding role. Staff are mentors and role models on campus. They provide opportunities for residents to get together to laugh, build relationships, and learn from one another. They give advice, help resolve conflicts, respond to emergencies, and advocate for our on-campus students. Most importantly, they have a passion to serve their peers, which is why Residence Life's motto is "Passion Lives Here". 

Besides contributing to the Puget Sound community, those who get involved with Residence Life also gain valuable lifelong skills. In addition to meeting people who become lifelong friends, staff obtain experiences that enhance personal and professional growth. Read about first-hand experiences from our own student staff. 

And that's just the tip of the iceberg on why you should pick up an application. We invite you to consider getting involved with Residence Life; it just might be the highlight of your Puget Sound experience!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact



The Puget Sound Residence Life Staff


Ready to Apply? 

New Candidate Information

Any student who has not been employed as a student staff member for us in the past is considered a new candidate. 

Returning Candidate Information

Worked for us before? Returning applicants are those currently on staff seeking to continue on staff next year, or if you have worked for us in the past and are looking to return for another year. 

Residence Life Info Night

November 20th, 2014, 7-9 p.m. in the Tahoma Room (in Commencement Hall). Ask questions from current staff, learn more about the positions available, and hear more about the application process from the experts. 

Residence Life Mixer

January 28, 2015, 7-9 p.m. in the University 1st Floor Lounge. Rub elbows with current student and professional staff and learn what it's REALLY like to work for us. What is it like to be supervised by an RD? How do you balance being a friend and RA? What does "being on call" really mean? This is your opportunity to meet and greet with staff to ask the questions you'll want to know the answers to before saying "yes" to the position. This is your chance! Light appetizers will be served. 


Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page for common questions candidates have about the application process. Better yet, attend one of our events to learn more about working for Res Life.