Student Employment

Student Leader Application

Welcome! This is the central information page for UCSC Resident Assistant (RA)/Neighborhood Assistant (NA) (PDF) and Programs Assistant (PA)/Community Assistant (CA) (PDF) applications for the 2022-2021 academic year. This year, we are streamlining the student leader application process campus-wide. As a result, the following deadlines apply for all areas:

Applications available: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:00 AM

Application deadline: Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:59 PM

Individual interviews: Returning applicant interviews will occur in late March and first-time applicant interviews will occur in April.

Decisions sent to candidates: Monday, May 17, 2021

Position decisions returned to individual units: Monday, May 24, 2021

Applications will open soon. 

Opportunities to get involved in College Student Life at UC Santa Cruz!

If you receive communication informing you that you are not moving forward in the process, please consider some of the following linked skill-building opportunities in order to help you to reapply for next year:

Cowell & Stevenson
Orientation Welcome Leaders



Colleges Nine and Ten
Positions in the Activities Office ( Fall Planning Assistant, Activities Office Assistant, Tech Crew, Terry Freitas Cafe Staff, College Guides, Student Senate

Positions in the Cocurricular Office ( Faculty Initiatives Assistants, CoCurricular Office Assistant, Practical Activism Conference Planners

College Events Crew, Mailroom Clerk, Admin Office Assistant, Residential Education Office Assistant, Summer Maintenance Crew, Historian


Senate positions
Social Media Specialist, Student Life Assistants, Oakes Mentors

Rachel Carson College
Leadership Opportunities
Council position
Student Life Office Assistant, Welcome (Orientation) Leaders 

Our interview process will conclude late April. At that time, if you would like to hear feedback on your interview(s), please email

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