Assistant Residence Hall Director

ARHD applications are available here and are due on March 19th @ 11:59pm 

The Assistant Residence Hall Director (ARHD) is designed to contribute to the overall mission of Residential and New Student Programs in creating an exceptional on-campus living experience for upperlevel students in the South Campus (Collegetown) residence hall.  Upperlevel communities focus on meeting the needs of students as they move further into their college career as well as help transfer students transition to Cornell.


Note that you will need to submit the below form to be considered for an ARHD position:



More details are posted within the application. 

Student Staff Spotlight!

Name: Ariana

Community: High Rises

Semesters as a Student Staff Member: 4 semesters as an RA, 1 semester as an SRA

Favorite Part: My favorite part about being a student staff member is having the opportunity to get to know first-year students and truly make a lasting impact on the beginning of their journey here at Cornell. Living amongst first-years, you’re not only watching them grow but you’re able to see how they are also contributing to your own growth. It’s honestly beautiful and a constant give on both ends.

What has been your biggest challenge in this position? In the beginning, the biggest challenge for me was time. It can seem like a lot with programming and fulfilling requirements especially, but I want to stress that this role is not just another job. Our RHDs and supervisors genuinely care about your well-being and your staff is filled with others you can lean on for support when necessary. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Advice to Candidates: My biggest piece of advice is to self-reflect and make sure you’re going into this for the right reasons because it’s not easy. Once committing to the role and your desire to take this on, just be yourself. Don’t worry about what you think anyone wants to hear, stay true to yourself.

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