How to Apply

The Department of Residence Life interviews candidates at the Oshkosh Placement Exchange (in late February/early March). If you are registered as a candidate for OPE and are interested in applying for a Residence Hall Director position, email a cover letter specific to your interest in Lawrence along with your resume. and references to

You may also mail a cover letter specific to your interest in Lawrence along with your resume, and references to:

Amy Uecke
Campus Life
711 East Boldt Way
Appleton, WI  54911-5699


Be sure to include your OPE candidate box number in your correspondence. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by phone at 920-832-6595. If you are not attending the Oshkosh Placement Exchange but are still interested in a position, please send us your materials and we will contact you if we are interested in your application.

Campus Visits and Interviews

Based on the interviews we conduct at OPE (as well as other resumes we receive), the RHD Selection Committee determines which candidates to invite to campus. These interview visits start in early March and continue until all positions are filled.

The campus visit includes

  • time spent with current RHD staff
  • a day of individual and group interviews with staff and students from the Student Affairs Division
  • tours feature academic buildings, residence halls, small houses and RHD apartments.

The Department of Campus Life pays for travel, accommodations (usually campus guest house facilities), and meals during your visit. A current RHD serves as your host to answer questions and act as a guide and resource during your time in Appleton. If you are invited to campus, your host will contact you before your visit and answer questions.

If you have any questions about campus visits or the interview process, please contact Amy Uecke, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life.

Benefits of Joining the Lawrence Team

There are many benefits associated with careers in residence life and student affairs, and we believe Lawrence is a great place to work! In addition to Lawrence's competitive compensation package, RHDs at Lawrence enjoy:

  • The opportunity to gain professional functional experience in a 1/3-time collateral assignment. Collateral assignments typically support: diversity programs, intramural programming, campus life programs, academic support services, volunteer and community services, student organization support and Greek life.
  • The mentorship of experienced, invested, and interested colleagues on the student affairs staff.
  • Active participation in student affairs staff committees and initiative and a comprehensive fall training program.
  • Professional development opportunities including conference attendance, professional organization membership, and student affairs staff development sessions. Previous and current hall directors have been actively involved in the Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College University Housing Officers (UMR-ACUHO) and have served on committees, presented programs, and garnered case study competition accolades. RHDs are also involved in WAICU (Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities) and other organizations related to their collateral position interests.
  • A friendly, supportive work environment that values diversity, work-life balance, and personal wellness.
  • A diverse population of students from across the United States and around the world

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