Residence Life Student Leader Applications and Resources

Applications for new and returning candidates are available now for some 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 Join the Residence Life Team?

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 approximately 1,700 residents living on campus.

Being a Residence Life student leader is a highly rewarding role. Our student leaders are role models on campus providing opportunities for residents to get together to connect, to grow with each other, and to 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 and build a strong community of Loggers.

Besides contributing to the Puget Sound community, those who get involved with Residence Life also gain valuable transferable skills. In addition to meeting people who become lifelong friends, student leaders obtain experiences that enhance personal and professional growth. 

If reading the above interests you and gets you excited, come build with us! That's just the tip of the iceberg on why you should submit an application to be a Residence Life student leader. 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


To be considered for a Student Leader position, all application materials must be received by Monday, February 22 @ 11:59pm.

Virtual Information Sessions

Virtual (Zoom*) information sessions will provide you with an overview of the different roles within Student Leadership and the application and recruitment process. 

Application Information Sessions

These formal sessions will provide a comprehensive overview of the application process and different Student Leader roles. It is recommended that you attend for the entire hour. 

Q&A Opportunities!

These sessions are informal and will not have an agenda. Feel free to stop in at any time to listen in and/or ask questions:


The interview process will consist of two parts: a group interview and an individual interview for each candidate. You will receive further information regarding dates and times if you are being considered for a position.

Group Interview Process

  • Tuesday, March 2 @ 5:30-7:00pm. 
  • Thursday, March 4 @ 5:30-7:00pm. 
  • Friday, March 5 @ 5:30-7:00pm. 

Individual Interviews

  • Monday, March 8 - Friday, March 26


Decisions will be made and candidates will be notified by April 2.

Ready to Apply? 

click here for New Candidate APPLICATION

Any student who has not served as an RA, RPA, RCC, or GHC for us in the past is considered a new candidate. 

If you were hired as a leader for 2020-2021, but never had the opportunity to serve in your role because of Covid-19, please fill out this application!

Click here for Returning Candidate APPLICATION

Have you been involved with us before? Returning applicants are those currently on our leadership teams seeking to continue next year, or if you have already participated as a ResLife student leader and are looking to return.


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.