Current ERC Residents

Living in San Diego

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Areas & Beaches




LifeSavers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least a second year ERC student
  • Sign-up and submit the form below
  • Move in early on Friday, Sept. 16
  • Attend a short meeting on Friday, Sept 16 @ 4:00pm in Middle Earth Lounge Sign-up and complete one 4 hour shift or two 2 hour shifts during Move-in weekend Sept. 17-18

What LifeSavers do:

  • Help students carry items to their room
  • Direct students where to go to check-in
  • Answer questions from students and/or parents Inform students of Welcome Week events

In return, LifeSavers receive:

  • Free LifeSaver T-shirt
  • Free pizza at the meeting on Friday, Sept 16 Free early move in priveleges on Friday, Sept 16
  •  *Please Note: LifeSavers who wish to park a vehicle on campus Friday, Sept 16 will need to make their own arrangments to get either a temporary or permanent parking permit. One day permits can be purchased at the pay stations in Pangea Parking Structure. Parking on Saturday and Sunday is free.
  •  LifeSavers for 2011 will be contacted via e-mail with specific instructions for early move-in on Friday, Sept 16. For further questions, please contact the ERC ResLife Office
Lifesaver application

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors at Eleanor Roosevelt College and International House are integral to the success of new and continuing students' on-campus living experience. The job requires substantial effort, dedication and time.

Applicants are urged to read through the job description and responsibilities carefully before deciding to apply. Applications for new or returning RA candidates must be submitted online by the deadline (Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00pm). Deadlines will be closely adhered to, so please make sure all application materials are turned in on time.

NOTE: Students studying abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year should apply during the process for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please check online in late Fall 2015 for more information.

Resident Advisor Selection Timeline

*Dates are subject to change. Please review the timeline for updates.

MONDAY 11/23/15

RA Applications open


ERC and I-House RA Information session for applicants in the Middle Earth Lounge at 7:00 pm. Attendance is strongly recommended.


Intercultural Communication Workshop (ICW) applications available. Deadline to apply is 1/23/15. Workshop sessions will be held on Mondays (1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2) from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in Middle Earth Lounge. Note: ERC RA candidates are strongly encouraged to participate in the Intercultural Communication Workshop.

WEDNESDAY 1/6/2016

Additional ERC and I-House RA Information Session for applicants; 6:00 pm Middle Earth Hall (for applicants who missed the earlier scheduled info sessions).

TUESDAY 1/12/2016

New and returning RA Applications must be submitted online by 1:00pm. Late applications submitted after 1/12/2016 at 1:00pm will not be accepted.

FRIDAY 1/15/2016

Candidates will be contacted via their UCSD email if they are invited to continue on in the selection process. If invited to continue, you must sign up at the Residence Life Office for ONE of the group interview times by 4:30pm on Monday, January 25, 2016. The ERC Office of Residence Life is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm, and 1:00pm-4:30pm.

FRIDAY 1/24/2016

Applications are due for the Eleanor Roosevelt College Intercultural Communication Workshop (ICW). Please talk with a Resident Dean by this date if a class conflict prevents you from participating.

THURSDAY 1/28/2016

Group interviews. If invited to this process, you will work within a team of RA candidates to complete tasks. A variety of staff members and student leaders from on campus will serve as observers. Group Interview sessions at 3:00pm OR 5:30pm in Middle Earth Lounge.

MONDAY 2/1/2016

First Intercultural Communication Workshop. Attendance for ERC & I-House RA candidates is strongly recommended. Please talk with a Resident Dean before Jan. 29 if a class conflict prevents you from participating.

FRIDAY 1/29/2016

Group Interview session at 10:00am in Middle Earth Lounge.

FRIDAY, 1/29/2016

E-mails will be sent in the late afternoon to candidates invited to continue in the selection process.  This e-mail will have instructions for signing up for individual interviews which begin 2/2/16.

MONDAY 2/8/2016 - Friday 2/26/2016

Individual interviews for selected candidates.

FRIDAY 3/4/2016

Final selection letters are mailed.

TUESDAY 3/8/2016

Written acceptance or non-acceptance of RA position or alternate status is due to the ERC Office of Residence Life.


There will be three required meetings for 2016-2017 Resident Advisors. TBA.


Anticipated start date for Resident Advisor training

MONDAY 6/13/2016

Anticipated date Resident Advisors move out of apartments and residence halls.

2016-2017 Online RA Application

Online Application Sections:

  1. General information about you
  2. General leadership & employment experience
  3. ERC or I-House specific and general essay questions
  • Once you begin this application, you may save your progress along the way and take a couple of days to complete the process.  However, you must complete your application by Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00pm.
  • Please take time to think about the questions. Carefully consider what is being asked, and whether you are answering the questions completely. Remember to use spell check and grammar check on your answers before submitting.
  • Although you may apply to as many residential areas as you like, each individual residential area requires that you complete area-specific questions within this application.  You are strongly encouraged to do your research on each residential area and apply to the position(s) that you feel would be the best fit for you.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Access 2016-2017 Application

Resident Resources

Housing Emergency Services

Call (858) 534-2600 for emergency custodial or maintenance service.

Pest Problems

Fill out this Pest Management Request Form (PDF) and then bring it to the Office of Residence Life.


Visit Resnet for assistance with the Residential Computing Network.

Mail Services

Looking for a missing package? Check out the mail services website for more information.

Triton Cable Lineup

If you are having problems with your cable, call the ACT Help Desk at (858)534-1853.

Hint: If you view TV listings on the Internet, such as or, type in "92093" as your zip code, and then click on Telecom University of San Diego - yes, we realize that's a different school - it will display all of the correct listings for the UCSD Triton Cable channels.

On-Campus Dining


Around Campus

Intercultural Communication Workshop (ICW)

Intercultural Communication Workshop registration forms can be accessed here. Please print, complete and return to the ERC Office of Residence Life by January 29, 2016. Workshop sessions will be held on Mondays (2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7) from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in Asante Classroom 123C. ERC RA candidates are strongly encouraged to participate in ICW. Please talk with a Resident Dean by January 29 if a class conflict prevents you from participating.

Emergency Phone Numbers

University Police (858) 534-HELP/534-4357
Medical Emergencies Call 858-534-HELP/858-534-4357 or 911.
Visit the Student Health Center website for further information.
ERC Resident Advisor on Duty (858) 534-5518
UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (858) 534-3755
UC San Diego Student Safety Awareness & Sexual Assault Resource Center (858) 534-5793
San Diego County Mental Health Crisis Line (800) 479-3339
Rape Crisis Hotline (858) 272-1767
Poison Information (800) 876-4766
UC San Diego Emergency Status (888) 308-UCSD(8273)
Housing Emergency Services Call (858) 534-2600 for emergency custodial or maintenance service