Summer Session

Summer Session Student Employment

Summer Session at the University of Chicago will welcome over 1000 academically talented high school and undergraduate students from around the world to participate in intensive study within UChicago's unique scholarly environment. For Summer 2023, we will offer a mix of residential and remote courses.  Students will be supported by a team of Residential Assistants living on campus in June and July 2023. 

Residential Assistant applications are being accepted now on UChicago Handshake.  The job posting is listed as "Summer Session 2023 - Residential Assistant.

Student Job Descriptions

For specific questions about Summer Session student positions, contact Residential Director Jim Wessel at

    Teaching Assistants (TAs) provide academic support for specific courses within our offerings and may be open to undergraduate or graduate students. Information about available positions will be available on the Summer Session Instructional Employment page, along with application instructions.  Applications themselves will be collected through UChicago Handshake and GRAD Gargoyle in Spring 2023- all applications should include a cover letter that specifies the course for which you are applying in the first paragraph and that course must be listed on the employment page as recruiting for an assistant. 

    Summer Session Residential Assistants (RAs) serve as role models, advisors, program planners and support staff for Summer Session students living in residence halls on campus, including college-aged and pre-college participants. RAs live in College Houses alongside students and dine with them in the residential dining commons. This is an ideal role for candidates interested in strengthening their teamwork, mentoring and leadership skills.

    More information about residential positions, including the full job description and application instructions.