UGAs are expected to fulfill all aspects of the position as identified in the job description and employment contract, and as directed by your Assistant Director.

Time on the Job

You are expected to arrive on the designated arrival date for the term(s) for which you are employed.

UGAs spend an average of 15-20 hours per week actively performing the duties and responsibilities of the UGA position.

All UGAs will be expected to attend a mandatory staff meeting on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm.

All staff must be on campus for major weekends as long as they are employed with the Office of Residential Life for that term. The major weekends are Homecoming, Winter Carnival and Green Key.

Enrollment Status

Your enrollment pattern must officially reflect an "R" for the term(s) for which you are applying. If you would like to apply for a UGA position during a leave term, please contact the UGA Recruitment and Selection Committee prior to submitting your application. Winter and Summer are the only terms in which we may potentially hire leave-term UGAs, though leave-term placements in these terms are not guaranteed. We cannot hire leave-term UGAs in the Fall or Spring terms.

Formal and Informal Evaluations

As a condition of employment, the performance of each UGA will be evaluated formally at least once by their direct supervisor and informally on an ongoing basis. Individual meetings will be scheduled to discuss performance, strengths, and areas of improvement.

All positions are offered on a term-by-term basis. Unsatisfactory performance may result in dismissal at any time.


You must attend the staff training program for each term that you are on staff, as well as continuing education sessions and online training. Candidates who may have conflicts with fall training, such as fall sports athletes, should contact the UGA Recruitment and Selection Committee prior to applying for a UGA position.

Violation of the Law and College Standards

Abide by all federal, state, and local laws, and College and Residential Life standards. You must remain in good academic standing. Applicants who answer "yes" to the behavioral/academic questions in the application may be denied an interview although, in most cases, the circumstances of the violation will be discussed during the interview process and will not necessarily preclude employment. Factors such as the seriousness and nature of the violation, when and where it occurred, and subsequent behavior will be taken into account.