Residence Life Don

Dons are recognized upper-year or graduate student leaders on campus who bring their enthusiasm for university life and the student experience to our residence communities on behalf of Residence Life. 

Dons live in residence and support first-year communities of approximately 50 students, building community, encouraging residence activities, creating programs and ensuring that residence policy is followed. Dons provide mentorship, support and an engaging environment where students can interact and get to know one another.

 

Duties include

 
  • Planning and facilitating monthly programming to support student engagement and community development
  • Complete 1-1 meetings with residents of assigned residence community
  • Participating in evening duty shift and on-call rotation with area team
  • Support planning and facilitation of other Residence Life activities including, Residence Council, AMPED, and Maximize Potential workshops
  • Working alongside our Residence Life team, Residence Facilities group, and other areas to ensure our residents’ needs are met
 

What we're looking for

 
  • Someone who is passionate about the student experience and has a genuine interest in supporting others to succeed
  • Someone who is knowledgeable of campus life and resources available to students
  • Someone who has strong time management and organization skills
  • Someone who is comfortable communicating with others one-on-one, and in groups
  • Someone who is a team player
 

Apply now

 

I would like to apply to be a Don in fall 2020/winter 2021, when can I submit an application?

The fall 2020/winter 2021 applications will open January 27, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact hirehousing@uwaterloo.ca.


Frequently asked questions

 

What is the role of a Don?

As a Don, you'll live in residence and help to develop a community that is supportive of the academic and personal goals of students.

» Sample Don Agreement

This is considered to be one of the most prestigious and rewarding leadership opportunities a student can have.
 

Any fees and dates listed in the document have not been approved and are not final until offers of employment are sent out.


Questions? Please direct them to reslife@uwaterloo.ca.