Apply to be a member of the Housing & Residential Life team for 2020-2021!

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.

Online applications will be available Friday, November 16, 2019 and will be due Friday, January 24, 2020. The application & selection process for 2020-2021 is now closed.

Qualifications of a Residence Hall Officer

  • Must have completed 30 academic units by time of applying (Fall 2019 semester).
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the beginning of the Fall 2020 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 & Residential Life Professional Staff and current student staff members. Candidates will sign up to schedule an interview. The interviews will be held January 31, 2020. After the application deadline has passed, candidates will receive email notification from Office of Housing & Residential Life on how to schedule an individual interview for January 31, 2020. Mandatory Business Professional or Salt and Pepper wear is mandatory.

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. Group Process will be held Saturday, February 8th, 2020 from 9:00am-12:00pm.

FINAL STATUS: Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee's final decision on February 28th, 2020. The notification of hire will be placed in your Cal Maritime student mailbox. Notifications will be before room selection.

Applicants, if selected, must turn in their signed offer letters to the Office Housing and Residential Life in Upper Residence Hall by March 6th, 2020 at 4:00pm. 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 email to