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Resident Assistant

The resident assistant position is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have on campus. This position provides an opportunity to meet new people, make a difference in the lives of others, and teach you skills for your future. As an RA, you will have an opportunity to graduate with a unique skill set and memories that will last a lifetime.

RA candidates must have a cumulative grade point of 2.75 to be eligible for hire. In order to support the increased academic demands of the student teaching position, candidates who will be student teaching during the Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 academic year will not be considered. A full academic year commitment to the position is required. Attendance at RA training is mandatory for all hired RA’s.  Dates and times for RA training will be communicated at a later date when finalized.

Applications are available online and will open November 30th, 2020. Visit your hall director or attend a virtual interest session for more information.

Resident Assistant position description

November 30, 2020 Online applications are available.
January 29, 2021 Applications close at 11:59 PM. No late applications will be accepted.
January 31, 2021 New RA Candidate Social from 4-6 PM via Zoom. All eligible candidates are invited to learn more about the interview process from housing staff and current RAs. Attendance isn’t required, but it is highly encouraged!  Zoom links will be published at a later date.
February 8-14, 2021 Interview process. You will need to be available for one of these days.
February 17, 2021 Candidates are notified by e-mail if they are invited to participate in the RA class during the spring semester.  Eligible candidates will select their class time at the RA Class Kick-Off.

RA candidates invited to participate in the RA class will be required to purchase a textbook.  Textbook details will be available for RA candidates when they select their class time.

February 21, 2021 RA Class Kick-off. Mandatory meeting for eligible candidates to find out more about the RA class, receive class materials, choose class times, and meet instructors & fellow classmates.
February 22, 2021 RA Class begins.
April 22, 2021 Candidates will be notified via email of either hall placement or alternate status.
Late July / Early August Mandatory Fall RA Training begins!  Dates and times for training will be communicated when finalized.

Monday, November 9

Volunteer Hall 8 pm 991 1233 4306
Stokely Hall 9 pm  958 8166 6911

Tuesday, November 10

Clement Hall 8 pm 955 2538 6220
South Carrick Hall 8:30 pm 970 1990 4768

Wednesday, November 11

Brown Hall 7:30 pm 966 0085 8956
North Carrick Hall 8:30 pm 986 0347 2083

Thursday, November 12

Laurel Hall 7:30 pm 936 3812 7292
Magnolia and Dogwood Halls 8:30 pm 993 7865 5201
Orange and White Halls 9:15 pm 927 3729 0056

Friday, November 13

Hess Hall 7 pm 941 3001 7593
Reese Hall 7:30 pm 948 4827 5495

Conference Assistant

The conference assistant staff participates on teams specifically designed to implement the housing operations of a summer conference, gaining experience in customer service, and conference management. CA teams will be assigned to individual conferences/residence halls, providing an individualized experience to each conference attendee.

Applications are available online and are hired during the spring semester.

Vols @ Home Team

Calling the University of Tennessee home immerses our students in the Volunteer family.  Our Vols @ Home team helps incoming and current students find their place on campus, with on-campus living as an integral component to the UT experience.

The Vols @ Home team work in various areas of marketing, recruitment, graphic design, and photography, immersing themselves into what living on campus is all about.  Now is your chance to help others call our campus Home Sweet Home!

Position Descriptions:

The Tours & Special Events team focuses on providing housing tours to prospective students and families, tabling at admissions information fairs, and staffing special events for University Housing.  As a Tours & Special Events team member, your campus room may be used as a show room for on-campus special group tours. Team members will gain experience in public speaking, marketing, and customer service.

Review the detailed position description.

To apply: email us your cover letter, resume, available start date, and projected class schedule.

Office Assistant

The office assistant performs a variety of clerical and receptionist duties related to the administrative operations of the residence halls.  The OA is supervised by the building hall director, and is an enrolled student who has completed at least one academic semester of school at UT.  The OA understands the nuances of residence halls and can effectively answer student concerns and questions.

Applications are available online and are hired on an as needed basis.

Call Center Attendant

The Call Center Attendant (CCA) performs a variety of technical, and clerical duties related to the administrative operations of the residence halls.  The UT Housing Call Center serves as the epicenter for housings CCTV monitoring, Fire Alarm Monitoring and the single point of contact for Housing Related Issues.

The Call Center Attendant is supervised by the UT Housing Safety Supervisor, and must be an enrolled student who has completed at least one academic year of school at UT.  Preferably, the Attendant has previous University Housing work experience as an Orientation Assistant, Desk Assistant, or Post Office Assistant and therefore understands some of the interworking’s of the residence halls to most effectively answer student concerns and questions.  This position will include day, night and weekend hours with a cap of 20hrs per week.


Applications are available online and are hired on an as needed basis.