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Residence Student Staff

Your Residence Life Student Team

Residence Life Dons

Dons are upper-year students whose role is to ensure the needs of their students and community are being met. Dons provide support, build genuine relationships with their students, promote responsible behaviour, act as academic and social role models and encourage respect and awareness of diversity. They facilitate programs and events to provide opportunities for personal growth, community building and to have fun.

Residence Education Advisors

Residence Education Advisors (REAs) are responsible for facilitating residence-wide programming that supports academic success and personal growth at Laurier. REAs focus on implementing the residential curriculum and act as a programming resource for Dons throughout the year. They assess, report and create programming that responds to community needs and student trends. Be sure to get to know your REA and attend their ongoing events throughout the year.

Join Our Team of Student Staff!

Do you want to... 

  • Connect with others? 
  • Foster a sense of community?
  • Help students in their transition to university life? 
  • Have a positive impact and leave a legacy?


students in hallway wearing masks
... for lifelong friendships

students posing with wilf statue
... for student leadership

group of students outside of residence building
... to create an impact

students holding signs in hallway
... to make a difference

If you are an upper year student looking for a student leadership opportunity, we encourage you to #BeAllIn and apply to the Department of Residence for one of our student staff positions. Our Don and Residence Education Advisor (REA) positions create a residence experience based on our educational priorities to support our first year students in their development as they make the transition to university.

These student staff positions will also provide you with a live-in, experiential leadership opportunity that includes ongoing professional development opportunities to build transferable skills to prepare for future professional and personal goals.

How to Apply

If you are interested in learning more about the specifics related to the core roles available in our department, check out the Don and REA job descriptions. We’re excited to learn more about why you want to #BeAllIn!

If we are currently hiring, complete the Department of Residence Staff Application form.

If we’re not currently hiring, to keep up-to-date on our hiring timeline, follow us on social media!