Thank you for your interest in applying for the Residence Hall Officer (RHO) position. Being an RHO is an opportunity for Cal Maritime cadets to be leaders in their residential communities, making a difference in the lives of the students they serve.

The selection process for AY 2024-2025 is now open. 


For general information about the Residence Hall Officer (RHO) position, see below:


Qualifications of a Residence Hall Officer

  • Must have completed 30 academic units by time of applying (Fall semester).
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester.
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. 
  • Must attend Fall & Winter Trainings (Tentative dates in early August and early January).
  • Must be able to attend weekly staff meetings.


Interview Process

INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS: Applicants will be asked to complete an individual interview with the Housing & Residence Life Professional Staff and current cadet staff members. Candidates will sign up to schedule an interview. After the application deadline has passed, candidates will receive email notification from Office of Housing & Residential Life on how to schedule an individual interview. Mandatory Business Professional or Salt and Pepper wear is mandatory. Individual Interviews will be hosted on January 9th, 2024 and January 10th, 2024. Specific information and interview sign-ups will be sent to candidates. 

GROUP PROCESS: Selected applicants must attend the group process day. Any applicant who does not attend may be eliminated from the selection process. Mandatory attire is business casual. The date for Group Process Day is Sunday, January 18th, 2024 from 11am-3pm. Applicants will be notified of details via CSUM email account.

FINAL STATUS: Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee's final decision. 

Applicants, if selected, must turn in their signed offer letters to the Office Housing and Residential Life in Upper Residence Hall by deadline. Failure to return the acceptance form will result in forfeiture of the offer for the RHO role.

If you have questions about your application or the recruitment process, please send an email to