Each residence hall is staffed with a Resident Director (RD), or Graduate Assistant (GA), who lives in the building. The RD serves as the immediate supervisor for the Resident Advisors (RAs) in their area. RDs are responsible for providing the day-to-day support necessary for the RA to be effective in their role as student leaders for their floors or halls. In addition, the RDs are the immediate referral persons for the RAs. The RDs work directly with the Residence Life staff to ensure a healthy and safe residence hall environment.

Residential & Dining Services Positions

Desk Receptionist Positions

Desk Receptionists cover the front desk for each traditional residence hall and suite-style building over a 24-hour period, 7 days a week. Desk Receptionists are the first line of defense for the security of the building and serve as an excellent resource for the campus.

Resident Advisor Positions

Resident Advisors work 20 hours per week, directly supervising students on their floors/halls/wings, in the areas of counseling, student development, advising, discipline, serving on-duty rotation, and acting as a general resource for students at ESU. They are paid minimum wage, and receive free housing. Visit ATLAS for any job postings for this position.

Graduate Assistant Positions

Graduate Assistants work 20 hours per week. Some supervise two of our smaller halls, while others assist in the supervision of larger halls. They receive a stipend and an on-campus apartment for their remuneration. Visit ATLAS for any job postings for this position.

Resident Director Position

Resident Directors are full-time, live-in staff members who supervise a specific residence hall, and all of the student employees and student workers that reside there. Some are nine month employees, while others are twelve. Visit ATLAS for any job postings for this position.

Central Office Positions

In the central office, we employ a Director, an Associate Director, and an IT Coordinator. Visit ATLAS for any job postings in the central office.

Contact Us

The Residential and Dining Services department is our central office. We are open normal business hours in Hemlock Suites, but in case of an emergency, please contact University Police at (570) 422-3064.

Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for federal holidays

Contact Information

Campus Address
Hemlock Suites, South Wing
(570) 422-3460
(570) 422-3952 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director, Residential & Dining Services
Curtis Dugar