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Student Staff in the College Houses:

Graduate Associates

Each College House has a diverse team of Graduate Associates (or GAs), graduate students selected from the doctoral and professional programs of the University's twelve schools. GAs bring a slightly different viewpoint to the life of the community and also offer special academic or professional expertise in their fields of study. GAs sponsor or join in the numerous academic and co-curricular activities of each College House.

Thank you for your interest in the GA position.
At this time, the application is closed for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please check in back in early November regarding applying for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Becoming a Graduate Associate

Letter from the Directors of College Houses and Academic Services

Graduate Associates: Role, Qualifications, and Room and Community Building Dining Allocation

Position Description and Contract PDF

GA Academic Advisor Approval Form PDF

Financial Aid Information for GA applicants

Residential programs and number of GA positions in each College House

Information Sessions

Frequently Asked Questions for GA positions


Application Process

How to apply: Application procedures

Application checklist

Information for those who will be new students in 2018-2019

Post-Application Process: What Happens Next

Interviews, Notifications and Acceptance

Living on campus even if you're not appointed


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