Graduate Assistantships

The Division of Student Affairs along with several other administrative offices on campus hire a number of graduate students each year to serve as Graduate Assistants (GAs). Below is a list of offices which are funded to support Graduate Assistants (only some of these positions represent openings in a given academic year). Select each link for a detailed description of the positions, benefits, selection criteria, etc.  We encourage you to contact the supervisors for positions that interest you in order to learn more.

In addition to traditional 20-hour graduate assistantships, Residence Life offers several positions for graduate students: Complex Director, Hall Director, Graduate Resident Assistant and Head Resident. These positions are not assistantships. Please visit the Residence Life employment page for more information. Please note: Students may not hold both a Residence Life position and an assistantship without approval from Residence Life, the School of Education and Human Resources.

All offices with GA vacancies for 2019-20 will interview higher education program candidates who are invited to "A Day at William & Mary: Join the Tribe!" on February 24-25, 2019.  We hope prospective higher education candidates will make plans to come and talk with us about the opportunities available for the coming year!

Anticipated Graduate Assistantship Openings
Position Descriptions
Anticipated Openings
Funding Level
In the Student Affairs Division:
Campus Recreation - Facilities and Aquatics (PDF) No
Campus Recreation - Fitness and Wellness (PDF) No
Campus Recreation - Intramurals (PDF) No
Campus Recreation - Outdoor Recreation (PDF) No
Campus Recreation - Sport Clubs (PDF) No
Career Center - Business Careers (PDF) No
Career Center - Education Careers (PDF) No
Career Center - Government & Non-Profit Careers (PDF) No
Career Center - STEM Careers (PDF) Yes Masters
Career Center - Student-Athlete Career & Development (PDF) Yes Masters
Center for Student Diversity (PDF) No
Dean of Students - Academic Enrichment (PDF) No
Dean of Students - CARE Support Services (PDF) No
Dean of Students - Community Values & Restorative Practices No
Dean of Students - Student Accessibility Services (PDF) No
First Year Experience - Orientation (PDF) Pending Funding Masters
First Year Experience - Student Transition Initiatives (PDF) No
The Haven - Center for Support, Advocacy, and Empowerment (PDF) No
Sadler & Campus Centers (PDF) No
Student Engagement & Leadership - Civic Agency Project No
Student Leadership Development - Fraternity & Sorority Life (PDF) No
Student Leadership Development - Leadership Programs (PDF) No
Student Leadership Development - Programming (PDF) No
Student Leadership Development - Student Assembly (PDF) Yes Masters


Outside the Student Affairs Division:

Academic Support for Athletics (PDF) No
Alumni Association - Regional Alumni Engagement No
Christopher Newport University - First Year Initiatives No
Christopher Newport University - Student Activities No
Office of Sustainability (PDF) No
Reves Center for International Studies - Int'l Students & Scholars Program (PDF) No
Reves Center for International Studies - Global Education Office (PDF) No

Swem Library - GA for W&M Libraries


University Advancement - Student Philanthropy Programs


Questions about School of Education assistantships for graduate students enrolled in the School of Education should be directed to [[w|dsosbo, Dorothy Osborne]], Assistant Dean for Admission in the School of Education. Please direct your specific questions about all other higher education administration assistants to:

[[w|gmhend, Greg Henderson]]
Chief of Staff, Division of Student Affairs
The College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
757-221-1236 (phone)
757-221-1240 (fax)