Over 650 regular staff and hundreds of part-time student positions sustain the facilities, services, and programs that support the University's residential communities. We hope you'll join the Housing team!

Eligibility Requirements for Graduate Northwood Resident Advisors


  • Must be enrolled as a full time graduate or professional student at the University of Michigan.
    • Undergraduate students with families who are eligible to live in Northwood are also eligible to apply for the Northwood Resident Advisor position.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
    • Undergraduate Students
      • Minimum Required GPA (term & cumulative) – 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
      • Required Credit Enrollment per Semester – 8 Credit Hours
    • Graduate & Professional Students (Masters/Certificates)
      • Minimum Required GPA (term & cumulative) – 5.0 GPA on a 8.0 scale or 5.5 GPA on a 9.0 scale
      • Required Credit Enrollment per Semester – 6 Credit Hours
    • Graduate & Professional Students (Doctoral candidate)
      • Minimum Required GPA (term & cumulative) – 5.0 GPA on a 8.0 scale or 5.5 GPA on a 9.0 scale
      • Must provide proof of enrollment each semester they are appointed.
  • Must be in good standing with Student Life and the University. This includes upholding all policies and procedures as defined by the University of Michigan Standard Practice Guide, the University Housing Community Living at Michigan, the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibility, and any other applicable University policies and procedures.
  • Must comply with all institutional, local, state, and federal laws or guidance.
  • Housing Student Conflict Resolution, Housing Student Employment Work Record, University Records, and the Office of Student Conflict Resolution records will be checked to determine if an applicant is eligible to be hired for a student position. Final position offers are contingent upon verification of background check.
  • Commit to a twelve month appointment which begins in June. Northwood is open throughout the year, including when the University is closed for breaks.
  • Must adhere to all roles, responsibilities, and expectations for the entire duration of the appointment including academic breaks where absence, including academic or personal leave, from these duties must be approved by the Hall Director.
  • Must attend all team meetings to be held every Monday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, which will be the dedicated time for weekly meetings and/or community priorities.
  • Must be available to attend all of training including June and January training. There may be additional training in August. Training is required as it covers critical topics relevant to your role and the support of our students. It is also an important time to forge relationships with your fellow team members and your supervisors. Training begins in early June. Specific dates will be provided towards the end of the Winter semester.