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.
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
In order to apply, students must:
- Be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at the University of Virginia.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.