CA Selection Information | St. Lawrence University Residence Life

CA Selection Information

General Information

Every fall and spring semester the Office of Residence Life coordinates the CA Selection process.  During this process we look for students that will show "both a strong commitment to the residential experience as a community member and a sincere interest in each student as an individual" (CA Job Description).  Essentially, we are looking for student leaders that will help continue a tradition of positive community development while also helping others grow in their time at SLU.

While we have many of our CAs return from year to year, we are always thrilled to have new CAs join our fantastic team.  If you are interested in becoming a CA, pay attention for informational emails, posters, and SLU Wire announcements with details about the application process.  The dates and deadlines are different each semester, but applicants must complete the same steps to be considered.  The steps for New-Hire Applicants are:

  1. Fill out a CA Application for New Hires which includes two short essay questions, a copy of your resume, and 3 references
  2. Attend one of the Group Process Sessions (Friday, January 25th or Monday, January 28th)  hosted by the entire Residence Life team. You will receive an email regarding your Group Process Session once your application is received. 
  3. If applicable, complete an individual interview with 1 current CA and 1 current RC (Residential Coordinator)
  4. Wait to hear back within a couple weeks.
Community Assistant Selection Process - Apply for a CA Position for the Fall 2019 Semester!

Are you looking to join a supportive and fun team environment?  Do you enjoy being a resource for others and fostering community? CAs play a huge role in building the positive community environment in our residential areas and we are looking for new members to join our team! If you're interested in joining our team be sure to submit an application by Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Application Links and Information

This section will provide all the information and links that you need to complete an application.  Please select the appropriate link to start your application process today!

CA Application for New-Hires and Repeat Applicants: This application link is for those who have never applied for the Community Assistant position before and are interested in joining our team or have taken part in a previous CA selection process but were not offered a position on staff.

CA Application for Re-Hires: This application link is for those who are currently serving on staff or have been a CA on our staff previously and are returning from abroad.

CA Reference Form: This link is what you can send to your references for your application!

Current CAs: If you plan on applying for a Townhouse Manager position, please complete the appropriate supplement in the link below.  You will also still need to complete the CA Application for Re-Hires in addition to either of the below forms. 

Townhouse Manager Supplemental Questions


Currently Studying Abroad?

If you are currently abroad and are interested in becoming a CA when you return you are certainly able to apply.  If you have been a CA before you would simply complete the CA Application for Re-Hires.  If you have not been a CA before you would complete the CA Application for New Hires and Repeat Applicants and then you would participate in a Zoom interview with a few professional staff members and a current CA. 


If you have any questions about this process please contact Sharon Rodriguez.