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What is a resident life assistant?

Photo of a group of eight students who are resident life assistants.

Resident Life Assistants (RLA) are hired at the beginning of September to help make Student Housing an energetic and fun place to live. Working closely with the Resident Advisors (RA), they:

  • Help plan, advertise and run Housing-wide events
  • Plan and run monthly movie nights
  • Initiate and organize two “seasonal” events per term (e.g. pumpkin carving contests, Christmas decorating contests, Valentine’s Day and Easter special events)
  • Take photos of events activities
  • Help distribute information, flyers and posters

Want to be a resident life assistant?

Are you organized, energetic, active, fun loving, outgoing and looking forward to meeting new friends? If you think this is the job for you, talk to the Housing Office staff or refer to the student employment page.