Residence Community Ambassador

Are you interested in being involved in residence?

The Residence Community Ambassador (RCA) volunteer position that is available to those who are interested in living in Upper Year Housing!


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Residence Community Ambassadors (RCAs) will be upper year students living in residence who will be required to support the student transition by assisting with Residence Orientation events such as Move-In Day & marquee events, while also helping to prepare for student arrival. Student transition will include the following. 

  • Preparing for student arrival will include, but not limited to creating and delivering welcome packages with resources relevant to the student experience 

  • Preparing for orientation week will include welcoming students to large scale programs, supporting with promotion/advertising, and offering directions on where students can find large scale programs 

  • Support student transition on move-in day by welcoming new students and families to UTM, orienting students to the campus by wayfinding/providing directions   

Additionally, this position is Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit eligible! RCA’s will receive their credit upon completion of a reflection assignment. 

If a student is accepted for the RCA position, they will also receive: 

  • Guaranteed space in upper year housing 

  • Leadership opportunities while preparing for student arrival and during residence orientation and move-in day.  

Successful candidates will be required to complete the following. 

  • Move in-early  

  • Completed a supplementary application by March 7, 2023. The supplementary application will be emailed to students after they have completed their residence application. 

  • Lift and move supplies in preparation for student arrival, move-in day and orientation events  


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In order to be eligible for the Residence Community Ambassador position, students must:

  • Meet the Upper-Year Residence & Residence Community Ambassador application deadline

  • Residence Experience is an asset
  • Cannot hold other campus commitments during the residence orientation time-period (such as Campus Orientation Leader)

  • Be available for all required dates & times, which include:

    • RCA Move In Day: August 29, 2023 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM

    • Student Arrival Preparation: August 30-September 1, 2023 various hours between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

    • Move-In Day: September 2, 2023: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    • Residence Orientation: September 2 - 10, 2023, various hours between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

  • Must maintain all eligibility requirements to live in Upper Year Housing, which include:

    • Completed a minimum of 3.0 credits in the previous academic year at UTM;

    • Achieved a minimum 1.5 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) in the previous academic year;

    • Maintain full-time student status for the duration of their on-campus residency;

    • If international: Maintain international permit-holding student status for the duration of their on-campus residency;

    • Abide by the policies, procedures, payment deadlines and community standards as outlined in the UTM Student Housing & Residence Life Undergraduate Occupancy Agreement & Residence Handbook;

    • Abide all application deadlines and procedures.

Please Note: If the student is unable to meet all requirements (including dates), they will be considered ineligible for the position. Additionally, should the student fail to meet one of the requirements during the the course of their contract, the student will be subject to eviction


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Applicants are required to complete the StarRez UTM Upper Year Returner application found here: before March 6, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (EST). Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email with the supplementary application webform to apply for the Residence Community Ambassador position. The supplementary application is due on March 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

Dates & Deadlines

  Residence Community Ambassador 2023-2024
All RCA Application Opens February 17, 2023
All RCA Application Closes March 7, 2023
All RCA Confirmation Email March 15, 2023
All RCA Acceptance Deadline March 20, 2023
All RCA Move-In Day August 29, 2023
All RCA Training & Student Arrival Preparation August 30-September 1, 2023
All Student Move In Day September 2, 2023
All Residence Orientation September 2 - 10, 2023