Resident Head FAQs
No. Resident heads may be married, coupled, or single.
At least one member of a resident head couple must have a direct affiliation with the University outside of the RH position. This can be as a graduate student, faculty, or exempt administrative staff. Non-exempt staff do not qualify for the position.
Families of all sizes are welcome to apply. To best match your family to a Resident Head apartment, Housing & Residence Life has asked for information about family size.
The selection process typically takes a minimum of 10 weeks from the close of applications through the first appointment. While it is our goal to have all vacancies filled by the end of 6th week of Spring Quarter the process may extend into early summer.
Due to the academic hiring cycle staff vacancies are hard to predict. On average Housing & Residence Life appoints 7-10 new Resident Heads per year.
The selection process occurs during the Winter and Spring Quarters of each academic year.
Resident Heads are required to eat a minimum of 10 meals per week with their residents at the House Table. To allow for this, an unlimited meal plan is provided to Resident Heads and their dependents.
The RH position requires a fair amount of time. In addition to hosting weekly study breaks, House meetings and being available for your residents, RHs are required to attend bi-weekly staff meetings and regularly scheduled quarterly in-services. Resident Heads should be in the House when residents are present, such as late evenings and weekends.
Housing & Residence Life expects that you spend a minimum of 4-5 evenings per week in your house, available to your residents.
Resident Heads are provided a variety of training opportunities, including in-services prior to the start your appointment, extensive training in fall (during the last 2 weeks of August and early September), and quarterly in-services during the academic year. Training dates will be shared during the spring quarter prior to your appointment.
All staff are required to attend quarterly Saturday in-service training sessions. New RHs are also required to participate in a series of training meetings scheduled on Fridays throughout the academic year.
All staff are expected to attend Resident Head training. The dates will be announced in advance. Staff will need to make arrangements for childcare and absences from work and studies to attend training.
Yes, dogs, cats and fish are allowed. There are explicit guidelines for the breeds, weight, and number of pets that RHs may bring into the residence halls and approval must be approved by the Housing & Residence Life Office.
No. All of our residence halls are smoke free environments.
The vast majority of Resident Head apartments feature at least 2 bedrooms and 1 private bath. Apartments include in-unit laundry, and a small shared storage area.
Resident Heads are required to be in residence during the academic terms, including University holidays such as Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Day. Approval for the occasional academic, professional, or personal absence may be requested through the supervising Assistant Director. It is important to note that as the residence halls do not close for the Thanksgiving Holiday, RHs are expected to remain in their House and be available for the residents remaining on campus. Resident Heads are free to travel during the winter, spring, and summer breaks.
Apartments are generally available for occupancy beginning August 15.
Generally, the apartments will be furnished to the needs of the specific Resident Head. Apartments can come partially to completely furnished.