Returner Candidate Process

Returner candidates are students reapplying for a residence life position, or students who have in the past or are currently serving as an RA, RCC, or GHC at the University of Puget Sound. Returner Applications are available now. 

As a returning team member, you will be a leader within your residential community and also within your staff team. You will have the opportunity to face new challenges and take on greater amounts of responsibility. You will be able to build upon skills you have developed over the past year and increase your levels of proficiency with the Residence Life leader competencies. You will create a new experience while drawing on your experience acquired in previous years.

Residence Life holds returning team members to higher expectations than new members, including taking initiative to develop community and unity within leadership teams, accepting active roles during staff training opportunities throughout the year, assisting new members in understanding university policy and procedures, and working on special projects and committees.

We wish to make the experience of reapplying both educational and beneficial for applicants. Therefore, the reapplication process is designed to help you reflect upon your past experiences and to utilize these reflections as you evaluate your desire to return to staff.

All returning candidates must complete the Returning Candidate Application.

Important Selection Dates

January 29: Applications Due by 11:59 p.m.

January 29-31: Sign up for individual interviews in Student Development House 

February 1-2: Individual Interviews conducted by two professional staff members other than current supervisor

March 9: Final Offers Made via email


Important Training Dates

Below are training dates you need to be aware of when you consider applying for the student leader position.  Due to the importance of these training periods, all team members must arrange their travel plans and activities around these dates.  Attending all trainings is a REQUIRED part of the leadership agreement for all Residence Life positions.

  • August 2018: Fall Training. Fall training is rigorous. Training typically runs from 8a-10p, with responsibilities extending through the new student orientation week.Leaders should prepare to keep all these dates free of outside commitments.

  • January 2019: January training. Student leaders are brought back early for spring term for additional training.