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Student Jobs

Join other Gophers on the Housing team

Earn some extra cash, gain work experience, and meet new people in your community. Students work in a variety of roles, from the Information Desk and Community Advisors to the facilities and tech teams, all providing outstanding programs, services, and support for residents.

Our paid positions offer a two-minute "commute" and the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as well as new friends. Best of all, we know that being a student comes first and prioritize flexible hours to fit your busy schedule. 

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Get hired and move in early!

Student workers are allowed move into their spaces early if you agree to help when new students arrive at the end of August. We will share more information about this during your interview.

We are also in the process of updating our student pay rates, so we will post updated information once it is available.

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Communication and Engagement Intern

Create socially-just and engaged communities that support resident wellbeing and belonging.


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Computer Center Coordinator

Assist with software, hardware, UMN-TV, printing, and technical support needs (no prior tech experience required).


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Student Utility Worker

Assist maintenance mechanics with the maintenance and repair of building components. Respond to work orders.


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Office Assistant

Work at your building's Information Desk to provide customer service, distribute mail, check out equipment, and support residents.  


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Student Custodian

Maintain clean and functional spaces in our building communities with flexible hours that fit into busy academic schedules.


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Security Monitor

Maintain building security by performing rounds and reporting concerning activity. No physical intervention.


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Community Advisor

Build personal relationships with residents and assist with roommate conflicts or community concerns.

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M Food Co.

M Food Co. offers a wide variety of positions in dining halls, cafes, catering, athletic concessions, internships, and more with flexible hours and the opportunity for raises and promotions. 

Explore M FOod Co. jobs

Volunteer Opportunities

Students looking for volunteer experience may be interested in the following opportunities to connect with neighbors and other student staff in their building community. 

Health Advocates

These student volunteers are appointed as a health resource in their residence hall or apartment community in partnership with Boynton Health. Health Advocates attend a class every Tuesday from 2:30 pm to 4:25 pm, where they are trained to respond to common health-related issues. 

Sustainability Advocates

This volunteer role calls on students who educate peers about zero waste and plan sustainability projects in their residence hall/apartment building. All students earn a Sustainability Advocate certificate and have the option to earn school credit while working in partnership with the University of Minnesota Recycling Program, Office of Sustainability, and Housing. 

Welcome Week Leaders

Help to create a welcoming and inclusive experience for new U of M students through planning, exploring, community-building, and participating in campus traditions. Get details about benefits, training, and how to apply.