The WCHS welcomes involvement from students across campus. The Houses maintain public hours so that all students can take advantage of the dining rooms in the House System and attend the public programming that occurs nearly every week. These programs range from language conversations over dinner to discussions hosted in the House Professor's apartment. Employment opportunities are also available for graduates and undergraduates.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Resident Fellows (URFs) are undergraduates who serve as pillars of the community in the house. Often juniors and seniors, these residents are committed to supporting the well-being of individuals and community in the house. An active presence on their floors and helping to facilitate a cohesive community lets the URFs have a pulse on how things are going. They partner with Graduate Resident Fellows to create a healthy community.

URF Job Description
URF Conditions of Employment
URF Application Preview

Strong preference will be given to candidates who live/have lived on West Campus prior to applying. 

URF Applications are now closed for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

House Office Assistants (HOAs) are undergraduate staff that support the House Offices. The House Office is the central hub of the house. This office distributes residents' mail and packages, assists with lockouts, troubleshoots facilities, supports the house programming through advertising and social media, and assists all residents and guests of the house. Personable, engaging, organized, and responsible undergraduate students serve as Office Assistants. Interested students should apply directly to the House Office they are interested in being a part of. Staffing occurs at the beginning of each semester.

Graduate Students

Graduate Resident Fellows (GRFs) are graduate or professional students who live in and work directly with undergraduates in the House System. The GRFs are an incredibly dynamic group of students who value the learning that occurs outside of the classroom and take on a leadership role within the house community.

If you will be a a full-time registered graduate or professional student at Cornell University and have completed at least one (1) year of graduate or undergraduate study at Cornell by August 2023 please review the materials below and submit your GRF application:

GRF Job Description
GRF Conditions of Employment
GRF Frequently Asked Questions
GRF Application Process

The GRF's role is demanding and rewarding. GRFs share on-call responsibilities for their House and are trained to support residents' well-being. Looked to as the community leader, GRFs will partner with their Assistant Dean to address student concerns and enforce community standards. As an intellectual role model and mature community member, the GRF can also expect to serve as a friend and mentor to residents.

We are now accepting GRF Applications for 2023-2024. Please review all the above documents and complete the online Graduate Resident Fellow Application by 11:59pm, Monday, February 13, 2023.