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University Housing jobs are listed below. Campus jobs are listed here.

Student Jobs

Quick Reference for Student Jobs

Required Documentation
Students will need to present specific documents required for employment during the hiring process. These documents are listed on the campus student jobs page. If you are interested in working in one of the following areas, call the appropriate number below, using a (618) area code.

Hiring Offices Directory
While the offices below typically hire students, there is no guarantee of open positions.

Administrative Jobs Phone Number
Grinnell Commons 453-5711
Lentz Commons 453-2471
Trueblood Commons 453-3318
Neely Hall 453-3318
University Hall 453-2300
Culinary & Nutrition Services 453-1703
Evergreen Terrace Apartments 453-5767
Central Housing Office 453-2301

Maintenance Jobs Phone Number
Mae Smith & Schneider 453-5407
Neely Hall 453-3293
West Campus 453-2039
Evergreen Terrace Apartments 453-1363

Culinary & Nutrition Services Jobs Phone Number
Trueblood Dining Hall* 453-2563
Lentz Dining Hall* 453-2479

*Between June 1 and August 1, direct inquiries for Culinary & Nutrition Services jobs to 453-2301.

Culinary & Nutrition Services Jobs

Student Employment

  • ONLINE APPLICATION: To complete and submit an online dining application click here.
  • EMAILED OR MAILED APPLICATION: To email or mail an application, download and complete the online dining application here. Submit the completed application with your student schedule to or to:

ATTN: Gwyn Crawshaw
Culinary & Nutrition Services
Student Services Building – Mail Code 6716
Southern Illinois University
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Civil Service Employment
To learn more about Civil Service employment opportunities, click here.

Residence Life Jobs

Graduate & Professional Positions
Learn more about Graduate and Professional positions.

Resident Assistants & Academic Peer Advocates
These positions provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn leadership, communication and teamwork skills. Resident Assistants and Academic Peer Advocates live on each floor in the residence halls and provide a number of services for the residents of that floor and building. Learn more about the RA and APA positions.

Desk Staff
Duties of the Desk Assistant (DA) include, but are not limited to: receptionist responsibilities, upholding policies, and maintaining an appropriate atmosphere in the lobby area.

Apply to be a Desk Assistant here.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Live on campus for the entire period of employment. Note: Off Campus Applicants may be considered for Break Desk jobs (i.e. Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break).
  • Be a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at SIU.
  • Be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and semester GPA of 2.3 at the time of application and during employment. If in a graduate degree program, the DA must be in good academic standing with their individual colleges.
  • Be in good disciplinary standing.

Talk to your resident assistant or hall director for more information.