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Graduate Hall Director Information

The Graduate Hall Director application is now open! The priority deadline to apply is Friday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

Each year, Residential Life selects a motivated and engaged team of graduate hall directors (GHDs) who work with our student staff and student leaders to maintain a supportive and inclusive environment within our residence halls. Additionally, the GHDs work with their fellow staff members to offer educational opportunities that foster an enriching student experience for all of our residents. Our team of GHDs supports the mission, vision and values of Residential Life in their work within our campus community and in their work supervising our undergraduate student staff.

Questions about the GHD position? Please first consult the GHD Job Description and GHD Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have further questions about the position or selection process, please contact Assistant Director of Residential Life Haley Carson at

Application Process

To apply for the GHD position, please submit the following:

  • Application
  • Resume (upload to application)
    • Please include the contact information for three references in your resume
    • Note: You should not submit letters of recommendation
  • Cover letter (upload to application)
    • In your cover letter please make sure to note any resident adviser or Residence Life experience, emergency crisis response experience, supervisory experience and/or hall council/student group advising experience; please also be sure to highlight any other experiences that may translate or be relevant to the GHD position as outlined in the position description

The GHD recruitment and selection process involves two rounds of interviewsAll first round Interviews will be conducted over the phone. Second round Interviews will be conducted via virtual video conferencing (due to COVID-19).

Important Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline

The priority deadline is Friday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; priority will be given to applicants who apply by this deadline.

The final deadline to apply is Friday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

First Round Interview Notifications

First round interview notifications will take place in February/early March. All applicants will be notified of whether or not they receive an interview by Friday, April 1.

Second Round Interviews

Second round interviews will take place in March and early April.

Final Notification

Final notification will take place on Friday, April 8. All applicants will receive either a position offer, a spot on the wait list or a notification that they were not selected by Friday, April 8.

Acceptance Deadline

Applicants will have until Friday, April 15 to accept or decline their offer.

Residential Life


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3612

Fax: 212-854-6815

Office Hours

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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