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Community Assistant Applications (Graduate Housing)

Serve Graduate Housing Communities

Community Assistants (graduate housing areas) are responsible for articulating the philosophy and policies of the Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students, and Housing & Residence Life (HRL) to residents in their community. They also represent the needs of their residents. This adult-to-adult, non-paternal relationship centers on the Community Assistant's desire to develop a residential community that promotes personal and academic growth and eases the adjustment to University life. The Community Assistant reports to an HRL professional staff member who provides supervision, advice, and overall coordination to enhance the intellectual, social, and cultural experience of residents at the University. Community Assistant responsibilities require a 15-hour commitment per week, on average, with some evening and weekend tasks required.

2021-2022 Community Assistant Position Description
2020-2021 Resident Staff Program Agreement

The 2021-2022 Community Assistant Application deadline has passed. We hope you'll consider applying in the future!


Community Assistant Zoom Information Session

To learm more about being a Community Assistant, you can view the November 5 Zoom information session.

November 5 Zoom Information Session Recording
Passcode: b@9TW@y4



In order to apply, students must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at the University of Virginia.
    • Have been enrolled at UVA for at least one year (must have completed one full semester at time of application); exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis determined by staffing needs.
    • Be eligible to live in either the Copeley Hill or Faulkner Drive residential area.
  • Be in academic good standing with their school of enrollment and must meet the minimum cumulative 2.25 GPA requirement at the time of application, and while under the Program Agreement.
  • Must be in good judicial/disciplinary standing with Housing & Residence Life and the University.


2020-2021 Community Assistant Selection Key Dates

Tuesday, December 1 |  Application Opens
Monday, February 1  |  Application Closes
Thursday, February 25 - Friday, February 26* |  Individual Interviews
Monday, March 1 |  Community Assistant offers made

* by invitation only



Please feel free to email with any questions.