Summer College

Applications will be available here on Monday, March 12th and the deadline to apply is Thursday, March 29th 

Summer College is a program serving about 1700 high school students who attend three- and six-week class sessions over the summer.  This program calls for a high level of staff involvement and the students are excited and engaged while on campus. 

There are two student staff positions with Summer College open to undergraduates (RCAs and PAs) and two staff positions open to undergraduates or recent grads (AA and SPC).

Summer 2018 Info Sessions

(Attendance at info sessions is not required but recommended) 

Tuesday, March 13th @ 5pm @ Willard Straight Art Gallery 

Wednesday, March 14th @ 5pm @ RPCC Auditorium 


Residential Community Advisor (RCA)

RCA duties include:

  • Serving as a mentor
  • Enforcing University and program policy, including nightly curfew
  • Following all University and program policies.  Live-in staff may not have overnight guests or alcohol in the building during the program
  • Providing small scale programming
  • Supporting students academically, may include some tutoring
  • Providing on-call coverage
  • Providing office hours
  • Accompanying students to planned or unplanned medical visits off-campus

This position is live-in and approximately 30 hours a week.  When the program is opening or closing, hours may be more.  Staff are provided training prior to the start of the program and are supervised and supported by graduate interns and professional staff.

Must be a strong team player as a member of a residential staff.

Position Description: SC_RCA_position_description


Program Assistant (PA)

PA duties include:

  • Working with a team to provide large scale weekend programming for students
  • Supporting RCAs in their small scale programming efforts
  • Support enforcement of University and program policies.

This is a "live-off" position with housing provided on-campus but not within the Summer College buildings.  PAs are full-time staff for the summer.  Training is provided prior to the start of the program and supervision and support are provided by graduate interns and professional staff.

Must be a strong team player able to work with other PA staff, RCAs, and Head Residents in assigned community.

Position Description: SC_PA_position_description


Administrative Assistant (AA) details coming soon

Special Projects Coordinator (SPC) details coming soon 

Student Staff Spotlight!

Name: Amdiel

Community: Court-Kay-Bauer (CKB)

Semesters as a Student Staff Member: 5 semesters as an RA

Favorite Part: My favorite part of being an RA is interacting with the residents during the year and befriending them later. I have gone on to really get to know them on a deeper level after they have moved on and it is great seeing them grow into the person they have wanted to become. You really get to lead them to that path and it is great.

Advice to Candidates: Honesty is truly the best answer. There are all types of residents and people and the RA position is a chance to truly show who YOU are because it is helpful in advising residents. Show us what you're interested in, and don't harp on basic/common answers (but also don't just try to make up the most unique answer if it's not genuine).

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