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Students working in paraprofessional positions, such as Resident Assistants, are vital to the residence hall program and provide great services to their fellow residents. Students can become Desk Assistants, Information Desk Assistants, Office Assistants and Student Assistant Coordinators for Residence Life.

For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at or (813) 253-6239.


Resident Assistants (RAs) live and work within one of the residence halls to foster a welcoming community for residents. Under the direct supervision of an Area Coordinator (AC), RAs work to create a positive and safe community by utilizing our Spartan Living residential curriculum. 

Students interested in becoming a resident assistant for the 2023-2024 academic year can apply online via InvolveUT. The application can be found on the Residence Life InvolveUT page under “Forms” as the “New Resident Assistant Application (2023-2024).”

Current first-year residential students are eligible to start in Fall 2023 and continuing students are eligible to start as early as Spring 2023.

The application deadline for the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 process is Dec. 9, 2022.

All applicants for the RA position must: 

  • Complete all required application materials.
    • Submit a written application through InvolveUT
    • Attend an information session in the Fall 2022 semester. The full schedule of information sessions is under the Residence Life InvolveUT page.
  • Have been enrolled at The University of Tampa as a full-time student for one year prior to the start of employment (current freshmen are eligible to apply).
  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.6 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) semester and cumulative GPAs.
  • Satisfactory passing of both a student conduct record check and background check.

Candidates who successfully meet the above requirements will be invited to participate in a RA interview in November or January. More information on times and structure of the interview will be provided to those candidates who move forward in our selection process.

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Desk Assistants (DA) staff the front desk area of each residence hall. DAs also check out materials to residents, such as vacuum cleaners, recreational equipment, and act as liaisons to the building supervisor and resident assistants during operating hours. These students also provide resources, answer questions and perform other related duties as directed by the student assistant coordinator and/or building supervisor.

Hiring takes place on an ongoing basis throughout the year and students are hired based on available positions. Apply on Workday today!

Information Desk Attendants (IDA) provide knowledge about University services and events to the campus community and guests of The University of Tampa. IDAs are responsible for providing excellent customer service 24 hours a day while managing the daily operations of the Vaughn Center information desk including the distribution of loan keys and logging packages.

Hiring takes place over in the Spring for the summer team and in the summer for the Fall 2023 team. Applications can be submitted on Workday and more information on this process will be shared out by email.

Student Assistant Coordinators (SAC) work with the professional staff of the Office of Residence Life to coordinate a variety of administrative duties, key processes and inventories, assist with marketing and programming, and staff training and development. The student assistant coordinators work up to 20 office hours each week.

Hiring takes place on an ongoing basis throughout the year when positions become available. Applications can be submitted through Workday.

Office Assistants (OA) serve as first point of contact and representative for the Office of Residence Life and are responsible for assisting with day-to-day administrative and customer service responsibilities. These student employees are a service provider and resource for current residential students, families, visitors and persons outside of the University community. OAs report directly to the staff assistant. 

Hiring takes place on an ongoing basis throughout the year when positions become available. Applications can be submitted through Workday.