Housing & Residence Life

Graduate Resident (GR)

The Graduate Resident (GR) is a key student leadership role within Housing, Dining, and Residence Life. GRs serve as mentors, advisors, and resource agents for the Resident Assistants and residents within the residential community. GRs report directly to a Residence Coordinator and are responsible for encouraging a positive living environment for residents by coordinating academic services, advising house councils, providing on-call coverage, and supporting leadership of the Resident Assistant teams. As student leaders responsible for helping shape and maintain positive residential communities, GRs are role models for the residential communities.

Through the leadership section of the HDRL website you should be able to find the information needed to answer many of your questions and guide you through the selection process. In particular, it is important to review the GR role description, the selection timeline, the dates and times for all information sessions and the recommendation forms required for all new hire candidates. Please note that a new hire candidate file is considered to be complete only after both a successfully submitted online application and a letter of recommendation have been received.

As GRs serve in prominent roles on campus, we are committed to selecting only the most capable and dynamic staff members. Therefore, the selection process is designed to enable us to learn as much as possible about each candidate. Please give this careful consideration as you complete the online application and progress through the interview process. Getting to know you is key to making an appropriate fit for you and our staff.

2017-2018 Academic Year Graduate Resident Selection Timeline

The application for Graduate Resident (GR) opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic year is currently closed. Information for the 2018-2019 academic year will be posted in August 2018. 

Important links
HDRL GR Role Description
RA & GR Selection FAQs

For more information, please send an email to rlselections@duke.edu or contact Associate Dean Janine Weaver-Douglas at janine.weaver.douglas@duke.edu.