Residence Life Applications

Residence Life Applications

Join the team and build with us.

Residence Life Staff Applications and Resources

Applications for new candidates and returning candidates will be out in the late fall 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 leadership team member is a highly rewarding role. Our student leaders 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 past student leaders. 

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

Come to one of our Information Sessions!

·       Thursday, November 10 @ 8pm in Trimble Forum

·        Sunday, December 4 @ 6pm in the Student Diversity Center (Blue House)

·        Thursday, January 26 @ 7pm in Trimble Forum

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. 

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.

Residence Life Mixer

January 29, 2017, 7-9 p.m. in the Tahoma Room. Rub elbows with current student leaders and professional staff and learn what it's REALLY like to join ResLife. What is the relationship like between you and the 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 current leaders 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 and some interview prep will be provided.


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.